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One of the goals of this course is to equip you with an intellectual toolkit for the lifelong multi-disciplinary study of computing enabling you to undertake meaningful discussion and debate as computing plays an ever more crucial role in our society and our lives. Here are some recommended resources for your toolkit:

Here are some excellent news Web sites:

Here are some Twitter feeds you can follow:

Here are some excellent radio shows available as podcasts that cover current topics in computing and relate them to the past:

Here are excellent television programs that cover the history of computing very well: Here are some excellent magazines: Here is the one book to read that best introduces you to computer history: Computing: A Concise History by Paul Ceruzzi.

Here are a number of excellent videos and the topics they relate to. The videos are primarily TED Talks (~15 minutes each) and from The Computer History Museum (~2-5 minutes each):

The BBC Radio 4 series In Our Time has covered many of the topics in this course, in roundtable discussion format. Related episodes may be found in its Science Archive.

The BBC Radio 4 series Great Lives has covered many of the individuals in this course, in roundtable discussion format. Related episodes may be found in its Archive.


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