Contributors:

William Aspray
William Aspray is Rudy Professor of Informatics at Indiana University in Bloomington. He holds an adjunct appointment in history and philosophy of science. His research focuses primarily on the history of information technology, applied information technology policy, and social science research on gender and entrepreneurship. He and Paul Ceruzzi are editing a book on The Internet and American Business, which will appear with MIT Press in late 2007.

Lindsay Barrett
Lindsay Barrett is a lecturer and researcher in the School of Humanities at the University of Western Sydney, where he specialises in the histories of politics, media and technology. He is the author of The Prime Minister's Christmas Card: Blue Poles and Cultural Politics in the Whitlam Era, and contributed to Yesterday's Tomorrows: The Powerhouse Museum and Its Precursors, 1880-2005. With Matthew Connell, he co-curated the exhibition The Curious Economist: William Stanley Jevons in Sydney at the Powerhouse Museum.

Margaret Boden
Margaret A. Boden is Research Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of Sussex. She is a Fellow of the British Academy, and of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (and its British and European equivalents). In 2002 she was awarded an OBE ‘for services to cognitive science’, and (besides her Cambridge ScD and Harvard PhD) she has honorary doctorates from the Universities of Bristol and Sussex and the Open University. Her work is highly interdisciplinary, and has been translated into 20 languages. Her latest books are The Creative Mind (2nd edn., expanded: Routledge 2004) and Mind as Machine: A History of Cognitive Science (Oxford 2006).

Derek Browne
Derek Browne is a senior lecturer in philosophy at the University of Canterbury. He has research interests in the sciences of animal cognition and behaviour, and evolutionary theories of the human mind. Some of his recent work has been published in Biology and Philosophy, The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, and The Rutherford Journal.

Cristian S. Calude
Cristian Calude is chair, professor, and director of the Centre for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science at The University of Auckland. His research interests include algorithmic information theory and quantum computing.

Charles Care
Charles Care is a research student at the University of Warwick, UK. His area is the history of analog computing.

John L. Casti
John Casti is a professor at the Technical University of Vienna and also a professor and resident researcher at the Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico. He is the author of numerous books.

Gregory J. Chaitin
Gregory Chaitin is at IBM's T. J. Watson Research Center in New York, and is also a visiting professor at the University of Auckland. His latest book, Meta Maths, published by Atlantic Books in London in 2006, presents a view of the philosophy of science based on Leibniz's ideas on complexity and randomness.

Matthew Connell
Matthew Connell is Curator of Computing and Mathematics at the Powerhouse Museum. He curated the Museumís permanent IT gallery, Cyberworlds: Computers and Connections, worked on Gambling in Australia: Thrills, Spills, and Social Ills, contributing the section on Automatic Totalisators. Most recently he co-curated with Lindsay Barrett The Curious Economist: William Stanley Jevons in Sydney. His interests include computing history, Australian computing history, new media, media history and human computer interaction.

Bob Doran
Bob Doran is Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the University of Auckland, where he was Head of Computer Science. He also worked for Amdahl Corporation in California as a computer architect. He edited, with B. Carpenter, A. M. Turing's ACE Report of 1946 and Other Papers (MIT Press, 1986).

Alan Musgrave
Alan Musgrave has been Professor of Philosophy at the University of Otago since 1970. Before that he studied and taught with Karl Popper at the London School of Economics. His chief interest is in the Philosophy of Science. He edited, with Imre Lakatos, the best-selling volume Criticism and the Growth of Knowledge (1970), and is the author of Common Sense, Science and Scepticism (1993) and Essays on Realism and Rationalism (1999), as well as many articles.

Garry J. Tee
Garry Tee is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Auckland. After graduating from Auckland University College he became a mathematician in the English Electric Company, which manufactured DEUCE computers (based on Alan Turing's design for the Automatic Computing Engine). From 1964 to 1968 he was a foundation member of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Lancaster, after which he returned to the University of Auckland.

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