The Context for the Programmer’s Coloring Book

One of my favorite primary sources for the Computer Boys book was the Programmer’s Coloring Book.  In fact, I recently used a cartoon from that series for a forthcoming article in Information & Culture that I wrote about the history of the software flowchart.

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It is only recently, however, that I learned about the larger popularity of adult coloring books (no, not that kind of “adult”…). in the 1960s.  Laura Marsh at the New Republic has a brilliant new article on The Radical History of 1960s Adult Coloring Books (in which she references this site).  I wish that I had been aware of this a few years ago!

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