In recent years programers have grown self-conscious, perhaps because they have only lately become of age, They realize that they are now part of the drama of computer/human history, and they look to the professional Historians and Philosophers for background and perspective.
The problem with technology is the moment some major obstical gets solved, it becomes trivial.
Backwards compatable Anthropomorphasize
My Grandfather had vacume tubes ,punch cards, and sliderules.
I stopped at DOS and BASIC.
Why? If I could only tell you!