Introduction

I began using computers around 1980, to write papers in graduate school in philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, and I’ve participated in and witnessed the adoption of computers in academia and everyday life. Thirty-plus years is not a long time, but when I recount some of my early experiences, they will seem quaint, if not truly ancient. So it seems prudent to get some of this down, if not on paper, on a blog, or at least on disk, or the cloud. So let’s get started.