Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


Revolution and Resistance: Rethinking Power in Computing History

Journal Article

Rebecca Slayton - Junior Faculty Fellow, CISAC

Published by
IEEE Computer Society, Vol. 30 no. 1, page(s) 96
January-March 2008


If one theme dominates memory and imagination about computing, it is "revolution." But the term describes the relationship between transformations in computing and political power in diverse and even contradictory ways. Concepts from the study of social movements can help explain changes in and around computing, clarifying contradictions.