Conditions d’utilisation des archives du Web (Internet Archive)

Fin 2014 Internet Archive a changé les conditions d’utilisation de ses archives. Elles avaient été écrites en mars 2001, quelques mois avant que la Wayback Machine ne soit lancée en octobre 2001.

Des changements pédagogiquement signalés en couleur par Internet Archive, à découvrir sur leur blog dans le billet Update to Terms of Use.

Computer History Museum Prize

9The Computer History Museum Prize is awarded to the author of an outstanding book in the history of computing broadly conceived, published during the prior three years. The prize of $1,000 is awarded by SIGCIS, the Special Interest Group for Computers, Information and Society. SIGCIS is part of the Society for the History of Technology.

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2015 Call for Submission

Books published in 2012-2014 are eligible for the 2015 award. Books in translation are eligible for three years following the date of their publication in English. Publishers, authors, and other interested members of the computer history community are invited to nominate books. Send one copy of the nominated title to each of the committee members listed below. To be considered, book submissions must be postmarked by May 15, 2015. For more information, please contact Prof. Joseph November, the 2015 prize committee chair, at Current information about the prize, including the most recent call and a list of previous winners, always may be found at

Previous Winners

  • 2009: Christophe Lécuyer, Making Silicon Valley: Innovation and the Growth of High Tech, 1930-1970 (MIT Press, 2006)
  • 2010: Atsushi Akera, Calculating a Natural World: Scientists, Engineers, and Computers During the Rise of U.S. Cold War Research (MIT Press, 2007)
  • 2011: Paul N. EdwardsA Vast Machine: Computer Models, Climate Data, and the Politics of Global Warming (MIT Press, 2010)
  • 2012: Eden Medina, Cybernetic Revolutionaries:Technology and Politics in Allende’s Chile (MIT Press, 2011)
  • 2013: Joseph A. November, Biomedical Computing: Digitizing Life in the United States (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012)
  • 2014: Janet AbbateRecoding Gender: Women’s Changing Participation in Computing (MIT Press, 2012)

L’historien du Web: explorateur, navigateur ou butineur ?

Merci à Ian Milligan et Peter Webster pour leur invitation à présenter nos travaux et publier sur leur blog Web Archives for Historians

CFP: Space, place, and landscape in the history of communications

CFP: Space, place, and landscape in the history of communications, a
one-day symposium at the Weston Library, University of Oxford, Tuesday 16
June 2015

Space, place, and landscape have a significant impact on communications, on the systems of communications that succeed as well as those that fail and on the heritage of communications systems.  Recent scholarship in communications studies and the history of communications has focused on how modern electronic communications influence evolving concepts of time, space, and geography and the crucial role of communications in experiencing spatiality, temporality, spatiality and mobility.

At our one-day symposium, we wish to consider the inverse: the impact of space, place, and landscape upon communications systems and their heritage from 1700 to the present day.  We also wish to consider communications systems in transit, how changing locations impact upon the transfer of communications knowledge and technology.  We are especially interested in papers which take an interdisciplinary approach to the history of communications and use inventive methods for a broad exploration of history of communications.

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Ateliers DL Web, 20 mars 2015


  • Hervé Brusini, Directeur des rédactions web de France Télévisions 
  • Denis Teyssou, responsable R&D au Medialab de l’AFP
  • Jérôme Thièvre, Ingénieur R&D au dépôt légal du web à l’Ina

Date : vendredi 20 mars 2015 de 14h30 à 17h30

Lieu : Ina, Centre Pierre Sabbagh, salle Cognacq-Jay, 83-85, rue de Patay à Paris 13e

Le séminaire est ouvert à tous sans inscription préalable, sous réserve des places disponibles. 

Trolling et culture mainstream

Whitney Phillips, This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things. Mapping the Relationship between Online Trolling and Mainstream Culture, The MIT Press, 2015.

Internet trolls live to upset as many people as possible, using all the technical and psychological tools at their disposal. They gleefully whip the media into a frenzy over a fake teen drug crisis; they post offensive messages on Facebook memorial pages, traumatizing grief-stricken friends and family; they use unabashedly racist language and images. They take pleasure in ruining a complete stranger’s day and find amusement in their victim’s anguish. In short, trolling is the obstacle to a kinder, gentler Internet. To quote a famous Internet meme, trolling is why we can’t have nice things online. Or at least that’s what we have been led to believe. In this provocative book, Whitney Phillips argues that trolling, widely condemned as obscene and deviant, actually fits comfortably within the contemporary media landscape. Trolling may be obscene, but, Phillips argues, it isn’t all that deviant. Trolls’ actions are born of and fueled by culturally sanctioned impulses—which are just as damaging as the trolls’ most disruptive behaviors.

Phillips describes, for example, the relationship between trolling and sensationalist corporate media—pointing out that for trolls, exploitation is a leisure activity; for media, it’s a business strategy. She shows how trolls, “the grimacing poster children for a socially networked world,” align with social media. And she documents how trolls, in addition to parroting media tropes, also offer a grotesque pantomime of dominant cultural tropes, including gendered notions of dominance and success and an ideology of entitlement. We don’t just have a trolling problem, Phillips argues; we have a culture problem. This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things isn’t only about trolls; it’s about a culture in which trolls thrive.

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Résumé sur le site du MIT PRESS de l’ouvrage


This book takes a single line of code–the extremely concise BASIC program for the Commodore 64 inscribed in the title–and uses it as a lens through which to consider the phenomenon of creative computing and the way computer programs exist in culture. The authors of this collaboratively written book treat code not as merely functional but as a text–in the case of 10 PRINT, a text that appeared in many different printed sources–that yields a story about its making, its purpose, its assumptions, and more.


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