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More Computer Software in Plain English (Common Craft)

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General

Portal

RefDesk, CompInfo, Joe Ant, Wikipedia

Dictionary

software : the entire set of programs, procedures, and related documentation associated with a system and especially a computer system; specifically : computer programs — Webster

FOLDOC: Free Online Dictionary of Computing, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Computer software, or just software is a collection of computer programs and related data that provide the instructions for telling a computer what to do and how to do it. In other words, software is a conceptual entity which is a set of computer programs, procedures, and associated documentation concerned with the operation of a data processing system. We can also say software refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of the computer for some purposes. In other words software is a set of programs, procedures, algorithms and its documentation. Program software performs the function of the program it implements, either by directly providing instructions to the computer hardware or by serving as input to another piece of software. Software is also sometimes used in a more narrow sense, meaning application software only. Sometimes the term includes data that has not traditionally been associated with computers, such as film, tapes, and records. — Wikipedia

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Outline

Outline of Software (Wikipedia)
Outline of Software Development (Wikipedia)
Outline of Software Engineering (Wikipedia)

Preservation

History




Fire in the Library: Jason Scott and the Archive Team (Matt Schwartz, with reporting by Eva Talmadge, MIT Technology Review)
GGC 2014: Every Computer, Ever, In Your Browser (Jason Scott) YouTube Video
The Internet Archive Software Collection (Jason Scott, VCF East 9.1) Audio, Well worth a Listen!

ASCII by Jason Scott: Jason Scott’s Weblog
Jason Scott Sadofsky (Wikipedia)

Bitsavers.org (Software Archive) (Document Archive)
Internet Arcade (Jason Scott, Internet Archive)
Internet Archive (Brewster Kahle)

Software History Center
Software History Bibliography (Charles Babbage Institute)
Early History of Software Engineering (Robert L. Glass)

Museum

Software Preservation Lab (New Computer Museum)

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Participation

Education

Course

Software Engineering (Udacity)
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Occupation

Computer Software Engineers and Computer Programmers (Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition)

Forum

Reddit

News

Association for Computing Machinery, Science Daily, NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Free Commercial Downloads (USA.gov)
Top Government Software Products (Capterra)

Document

USA.gov

Expression

Fun


Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Future

Software as a service (SaaS) sometimes referred to as “on-demand software”, is a software delivery model in which software and associated data are centrally hosted on the cloud. SaaS is typically accessed by users using a thin client via a web browser. SaaS has become a common delivery model for most business applications, including accounting, collaboration, customer relationship management (CRM), management information systems (MIS), enterprise resource planning (ERP), invoicing, human resource management (HRM), content management (CM) and service desk management. — Wikipedia




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