Computer history books from the ACM (free, for now)

The ACM has made a number of books free to download, expiring very shortly. Among the offerings, these might be of interest here:

(See also the related offerings on programming languages, with much of historical interest: Proceedings of the ACM on Programming Languages - Volume 4, Issue HOPL June 2020)


Thanks very much! I love books about computing history :smiley:

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So this is over now? The first link just takes me to a long list of books, and trying out a couple of the ones you mentioned takes me to a purchase page where the only option seems to be to pay for them.

Ah well. What I really want is a collection of the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, but I’ve never seen a way of getting to those that didn’t involve paying a couple of dozen dollars an issue, or something like that.

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Yea, it ended June 30.