The Authors

HaighHeadshot Thomas Haigh is an associate professor of information studies at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. His research interests include the history of computing, especially from the viewpoints of labor history, history of technology, and business history. Haigh has a PhD in the history and sociology of science from the University of Pennsylvania. See more at Contact him at
Priestley photo for annals2014 Mark Priestley is an independent researcher into the history and philosophy of computing, with a special interest in the development of programming. He started his career as a programmer and was for many years a lecturer in software engineering at the University of Westminster before turning to the history of computing. Priestley has a PhD in science and technology studies from University College London. His most recent book, A Science of Operations: Machines, Logic, and the Invention of Programming (Springer, 2011), explores the coevolution of programming methods and machine architecture. More information is available at Contact him at
SONY DSC Crispin Rope has been interested in ENIAC since reading Douglas Hartree’s pamphlet on the machine from 1947 and has pursued an a vocational interest in its history for more than a decade. His earlier work on this topic has been published in IEEE Annals of the History of Computing and Resurrection: The Bulletin of the Computer Conservation Society. Contact him at