A Note on Martin Campbell-Kelly’s “Software as an Economic Activity” and David Mowery’s “Commentary”
As with the history of any technology, business, or industry, the history of software raises the question for the historian of what unit of analysis should be used. Reading Martin Campbell-Kelly’s paper, “Software as an Economic Activity,” and David C. Mowery’s commentary suggests the clear need for greater methodological rigor and consistency, vis-à-vis analytical units, in studying the history of software.
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