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Nathan Ensmenger is an associate professor in the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at IU Bloomington. His research focuses on the social and cultural history of software and software workers, the history of artificial intelligence, and questions of gender and identity in computer programming. His 2010 bookThe Computer Boys Take Over: Computers, Programmers, and the Politics of Technical Expertise, explored to the rise to power of the "computer expert" in American corporate, economic, and political life. Ensmenger is one of the co-authors of the most recent edition of the popularComputer: A history of the Information Machine. He is currently working on a book exploring the global environmental history of the electronic digital computer.