IEEE Spectrum

3 articles

A Brief History of Money

The evolution of currency as “a complete abstraction.”


The Autistic Hacker

As part of his obsessive search for evidence of UFOs, Gary McKinnon worked his way into thousands of government computers. The U.S. charged him with terrorism. Doctors diagnosed him with Asperger’s. And his lawyers started arguing a new version of the insanity defense.


A Memory of Webs Past

The challenges facing the historians of the internet.