Harold Thimbleby — “Reviews” only

1.Reviews — Publications: refereed
1.1.Journal papers: refereed
2.Reviews — Invited publications: not refereed
2.1.Editorials, articles and reviews in journals
2.2.Articles in other journals
2.3.Reviews in other journals

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1. Reviews — Publications: refereed

1.1. Journal papers: refereed

G. F. Coulouris and H. Thimbleby, “Ted Nelson and His 2020 Vision”, Computer Bulletin, Series IV, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 8–9 (1991).

2. Reviews — Invited publications: not refereed

2.1. Editorials, articles and reviews in journals

H. Thimbleby, “Formal Approaches to Computing and Information Technology (edited by P. Palanque and F. Paterno)”, Requirements Engineering (in press).

H. Thimbleby, “Formal Methods in Human-Computer Interaction (by P. Palanque and F. Paterno)”, Software Testing, Verification and Reliability, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 103–104 (1998). DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-1689(199806)8:2<103::AID-STVR158>3.0.CO;2-#

H. Thimbleby, “The Trouble with Computers: Usefulness, Usability, and Productivity (by Thomas K. Landauer)”, Computational Linguistics, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 265–276 (1996).

H. Thimbleby, “Response to Fetzer's “What Reviewers Should and Should Not Do: On Harold Thimbleby on AI: Its Scope and Limits””, ACM SIGART Bulletin, vol. 3, no. 1, p. 7 (1992).

H. Thimbleby, “Artificial Intelligence: Its Scope and Limits (by J. H. Fetzer)”, ACM SIGART Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 188–189 (1991).

G. F. Coulouris and H. Thimbleby, “The Network Nation”, Computers and Education, vol. 4, no. 3, p. 255 (1980).

2.2. Articles in other journals

H. Thimbleby, “Transforming Health Care: Virginia Mason Medical Center's Pursuit of the Perfect Patient Experience”, The Times Higher, no. 1371, p. 15 (2016). URL

H. Thimbleby, “Press On”, British Computer Society ITNOW, p. 17, BCS (May, 2008).

H. Thimbleby, “Marks for the da Vinci Code: B-”, CS4FN (2008). URL

H. Thimbleby, “Smart to be Simple”, The Times Higher Education Supplement: Multimedia, no. 1371, p. 15 (12 February, 1999).

2.3. Reviews in other journals

H. Thimbleby, “Computer Science”, Times Higher Education, no. 2,102, p. vi (23 May, 2013). URL

H. Thimbleby, “Digital lyric, analogue tune”, Net Smart (by H. Rheingold), Times Higher Education, no. 2,055, p. 54 (21 June, 2012). URL

H. Thimbleby, “Hardware with a human heart”, Turing's Cathedral (by G. Dyson), Times Higher Education, no. 2,046, p. 54 (19 April, 2012). URL

H. Thimbleby, “Relight the fire of the mind, online”, Reinventing Discovery (by M. Nielsen), Times Higher Education, no. 2,027, p. 58 (1 December, 2011). URL

H. Thimbleby, “See, hear and seek no evil”, The Googlization of Everything—and Why We Should Worry (by S. Vaidhyanathan), Times Higher Education, no. 2,011, p. 48 (11 August, 2011). URL

H. Thimbleby, “How to get What We Want from IT”, Programming the World Wide Web (by Robert W. Sebesta), Times Higher Education Textbook Guide, no. 2,000, p. vi (26 May, 2011). URL

H. Thimbleby, “Next level: call of social duty”, Reality is broken: Why games make us better and how they can change the world (by Jane McGonigal), Times Higher Education Textbook Guide, no. 1,998, p. 54 (12 May, 2011). URL

H. Thimbleby, “Another view (LOL, Lots of Love)”, The Guardian, p. 21 (14 February, 2011). URL

H. Thimbleby, “The human side of good research”, Research Methods in Human-Computer Interaction (by Jonathan Lazar, Jinjuan Heidi Feng and Harry Hochheiser), Times Higher Education Textbook Guide (27 May, 2010). URL PDF

H. Thimbleby, “No excuse to be illiterate about IT”, Discovering Computers 2010 (by G. B. Shelly and M. E. Vermaat), Times Higher Education Textbook Guide, no. 1925, p. vi (3 December, 2009). URL

H. Thimbleby, “No excuse to be illiterate about IT”, How to Think Like a Programmer (by P. Vickers), Times Higher Education Textbook Guide, no. 1925, pp. vi–vii (3 December, 2009). URL

H. Thimbleby, “No excuse to be illiterate about IT”, Introduction to Algorithms (by T. H. Cormen, C. E. Leiserson, R. L. Rivest and C. Stein), Times Higher Education Textbook Guide, no. 1925, p. vii (3 December, 2009). URL

H. Thimbleby, “No excuse to be illiterate about IT”, Interactive Graphics for Data Analysis: Principles and Examples (by M. Theus and S. Urbanek), Times Higher Education Textbook Guide, no. 1925, p. vii (3 December, 2009). URL

H. Thimbleby, “How to Think about Algorithms (by J. Edmonds)”, Times Higher Education Supplement, no. 1873, p. xv (27 November, 2008). URL

H. Thimbleby, “Principles of Mobile Computing (by M. Othman)”, Times Higher Education Supplement, no. 1873, p. xv (27 November, 2008). URL

H. Thimbleby, “Don't panic — help is at hand”, The Algorithm Design Manual (by S. S. Skiena), Times Higher Education Supplement, no. 1873, p. xiv (27 November, 2008).

H. Thimbleby, “Hands off those joysticks”, Computer Games: Text, Narrative and Play (by D. Carr, D. Buckingham and G. Schott), Times Higher Education Supplement, no. xxxx, p. 22 (12 January, 2007). URL PDF

H. Thimbleby, “How you can make a real killing in virtual universes”, Synthetic Worlds: The Business and Culture of Online Games (by E. Castronova), Times Higher Education Supplement, no. 1746, p. 35 (9 June, 2006). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Nature Lessons for Computers”, Imitation of Life (by N. Forbes), Times Higher Education Supplement, no. 1688, p. 30 (22 April, 2004). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Languages for Developing User Interfaces (edited by B. A. Myers)”, Higher Education Academy, Book reviews (2004). URL PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Break the Shackles of Genes and Memes and Escape to Utopia of Rationality”, The Robot's Rebellion (by K. E. Stanovich), Times Higher Education Supplement, no. 1661, pp. 30–31 (8 October, 2004). URL PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Object Orientated Macromedia Flash MX (by W. Drol)” (2004). URL PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Dip Your Toes into Wet Computing”, Molecular Computing (edited by T. Sienko, A. Adamatzky, N. G. Rambidi & M. Conrad), Times Higher Education Supplement, no. 1649, p. 26 (16 July, 2004). URL PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Give your computer's IQ a boost”, Journal of Machine Learning Research, Times Higher Education Supplement (9 May, 2004). URL PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Biologists' Lives Full of Worrying Words”, Making Sense of Life (by E. F. Keller), Times Higher Education Supplement, no. 1586, p. 30 (25 April, 2003). URL PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Concepts in Programming Languages (by J. C. Mitchell)”, Higher Education Academy, Book reviews (2003). URL PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Keep it to Yourself”, Desktop Witness: The do's and don'ts of personal computer security (by M. Caloyannides), New Scientist, vol. 174, no. 2348, p. 48 (2002). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “We have a Lot to Learn from Ants”, Digital Biology (by P. Bentley), Times Higher Education Supplement, no. 1535, p. 28 (26 April, 2002). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Put Life's Process into Your Program”, Evolutionary Computation (edited by T. B\"ack, D. B. Fogel and Z. Michalewicz), Times Higher Education Supplement, no. 1524, p. 34 (8 February, 2002). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Da Vinci Dissection Illuminates Conception”, Visual Computing (by R. M. Friedhoff and M. S. Peercy), Times Higher Education Supplement, no. 1508, p. 34 (12 October, 2001).

H. Thimbleby, “Free for All”, From Anarchy to Power (by W. Grossman), New Scientist, vol. 171, no. 2299, p. 48 (2001).

H. Thimbleby, “Seduced by the Simulated Life”, Creation: Life and How to Make it (by S. Grand), Times Higher Education Supplement, no. 1472, p. 27 (2 February, 2001).

H. Thimbleby, “Techs Appeal”, Robo Sapiens: Evolution of a New Species (by P. Menzel and F. D'Aluisio), New Scientist, vol. 167, no. 2256, p. 51 (2000).

H. Thimbleby, “Natural Beauty of Computer Land”, The Computational Beauty of Nature: Computer Explorations of Fractals, Chaos, Complex Systems and Adaptation (by G. W. Flake), Times Higher Education Supplement, no. 1408, p. 28 (29 October, 1999).

H. Thimbleby, “Beyond the Fractal Frontier”, Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology and Life Sciences, Times Higher Education Supplement, no. 1385, p. 33 (21 May, 1999).

H. Thimbleby, “False Image”, Media Technology and Society (by B. Winston), New Scientist, vol. 161, no. 2170, p. 43 (1999).

H. Thimbleby, “Web of Thieves”, Crime in a Digital Age (by P. N. Grabosky, R. Smith & P. Wright), New Scientist, vol. 161, no. 2170, p. 44 (1999).

H. Thimbleby, “Web of Lies”, And That's the Way it Will Be (by C. Harper), New Scientist, vol. 161, no. 2170, p. 44 (1999).

H. Thimbleby, “You Don't Want to See it”, The Invisible Computer (by D. A. Norman), New Scientist, vol. 160, no. 2162, p. 51 (1998).

H. Thimbleby, “Common Tongue”, Knowledge Assets (by M. Boisot) and Navigating Complexity (by A. Battram), New Scientist, vol. 160, no. 2154, p. 49 (1998).

H. Thimbleby, “Sailing to Java (Computing Science Student Books Reviews)”, New Scientist, vol. 157, no. 2127, pp. 52–53 (1998).

H. Thimbleby, “Roar of The Surf”, Net.wars (by W. Grossman), New Scientist, vol. 157, no. 2117, p. 43 (1998).

H. Thimbleby, “Free Thinking”, Information Liberation (by B. Martin), New Scientist, vol. 160, no. 2163, p. 47 (1998).

H. Thimbleby, “Time Out”, Computer Fun for Everyone (by E. Kordahl), New Scientist, vol. 160, no. 2162, p. 49 (1998).

H. Thimbleby, “Health desk”, CRS: Computer-Related Syndrome (by R. D. Smith and S. Garske), New Scientist, vol. 159, no. 2142, p. 52 (1998).

H. Thimbleby, “Good Idea”, The Inventor's Guide (by British Library Patents Information Team), New Scientist, vol. 158, no. 2138, p. 46 (1998).

H. Thimbleby, “Take Your Pick”, The Mathematical Magpie (by C. Fadiman), New Scientist, vol. 157, no. 2124, p. 48 (1998).

H. Thimbleby, “Work It Out”, The Codebreakers (by D. Kahn), New Scientist, vol. 157, no. 2124, p. 48 (1998).

H. Thimbleby, “Money-spinner”, Webonomics (by E. Schwartz), New Scientist, vol. 157, no. 2115, p. 41 (1997).

H. Thimbleby, “Collected Works (Childrens' Science Books)”, New Scientist, vol. 156, no. 2109, p. 62 (1997).

H. Thimbleby, “A Strong String Section”, Algorithms on Strings, Trees and Sequences: Computer Science and Computational Biology (by D. Gusfield), Times Higher Education Supplement, no. 13366, p. 23 (12 June, 1997).

H. Thimbleby, “The Really Hard Stuff (Computing Science Student Books Reviews)”, New Scientist, vol. 153, no. 2071, pp. 46–47 (1997).

H. Thimbleby, “Out of The World”, Would-be Worlds (by J. L. Casti), Times Higher Education Supplement, no. 1266, p. 27 (7 February, 1997).

H. Thimbleby, “Lively Wetware Seeks Friendly Software”, The Media Equation (by B. Reeves and C. Nass), New Scientist, vol. 152, no. 2052, p. 40 (1997).

H. Thimbleby, “Piece of Pi”, Pi: A Sourcebook (by L. Berggren, J. Borwein and P. Borwein), New Scientist, vol. 156, no. 2103, p. 48 (1997).

H. Thimbleby, “Future Works”, Beyond Calculation (by P. Denning and R. Metcalfe), New Scientist, vol. 155, no. 2100, p. 52 (1997).

H. Thimbleby, “It's a Scoop”, News Revolution (by M. Alleyne), New Scientist, vol. 155, no. 2100, p. 52 (1997).

H. Thimbleby, “Sleepwalking to Disaster”, Trapped in the Net (by G. Rochlin), New Scientist, vol. 155, no. 2089, p. 46 (1997).

H. Thimbleby, “Ben As Hero”, Benjamin Franklin, Politician (by F. Jennings), New Scientist, vol. 154, no. 2076, p. 46 (1997).

H. Thimbleby, “Count the Cost”, Sciencesoft Calculator, New Scientist, vol. 153, no. 2067, p. 47 (1997).

H. Thimbleby, “The Great British”, User-Driven Innovation (by D. Caminer, J. Aris, P. Hermon and F. Land), New Scientist, vol. 153, no. 2067, p. 43 (1997).

H. Thimbleby, “Talk About Techno”, Philosophy of Technology (by F. Ferre), New Scientist, vol. 153, no. 2067, p. 43 (1997).

H. Thimbleby, “What Is Thought?”, Machines and Thought: The Legacy of Alan Turing (edited by P. Millican and A. Clark), New Scientist, vol. 153, no. 2067, p. 42 (1997).

H. Thimbleby, “Plug into the Future”, Computing Tomorrow (by I. C. Wand and R. Milner), New Scientist, vol. 153, no. 2065, p. 49 (1996).

H. Thimbleby, “Collected Works (review of general computing books and software)”, New Scientist, vol. 151, no. 2049, p. 57 (1996).

H. Thimbleby, “Still a Few More Problems to Solve”, Review of Texas Instruments TI-92, Times Higher Education Supplement Multimedia, no. 25, p. vi (14 June, 1996).

H. Thimbleby, “Collected Works (Computing Science Student Books Reviews)”, New Scientist, vol. 149, no. 2022, p. 59 (1996).

H. Thimbleby, “Ancient and Modern”, The Rise of Early Modern Science: Islam, China and the West (by T. E. Huff), New Scientist, vol. 148, no. 2003, p. 44 (1995).

H. Thimbleby, “Unnatural Practices”, The Future Does Not Compute (by S. L. Talbott), Times Higher Educational Supplement, Multimedia Supplement, p. xii (13 October, 1995).

H. Thimbleby, “Be Better than Your Competitors”, Mental Leaps (by K. Holyoak and P. Thagard), New Scientist, vol. 147, no. 1997, p. 49 (1995).

H. Thimbleby, “The World According to C++ (Computing Science Student Books Reviews)”, New Scientist, vol. 146, no. 1976, pp. 50–52 (1995).

H. Thimbleby, “How to Conquer the Fear of Maths”, The Mathematical Universe (by W. Dunham), New Scientist, vol. 144, no. 1954, p. 44 (1994).

H. Thimbleby, “The Lore and Language of Computing (Computing Science Student Books Reviews)”, New Scientist, vol. 144, no. 1946, pp. 50–52 (1994).

H. Thimbleby and W. Thimbleby, “Logoland for Young Learners (by H. Abelson and A. Abelson)”, New Scientist, vol. 143, no. 1940, p. 38 (1994).

H. Thimbleby, “Mastering Mathematica (by J. W. Gray)”, New Scientist, vol. 142, no. 1931, p. 44 (1994).

H. Thimbleby, “Software review”, HyperStat (by D. M. Lane), New Scientist, vol. 142, no. 1923, pp. 44–45 (1994).

H. Thimbleby, “The Frustrated User Always Knows Better than the Engineer”, Usability Engineering (by J. Nielsen), New Scientist, vol. 139, no. 1887, pp. 40–41 (1993).

H. Thimbleby, “The Struggle to Understand: A History of Human Wonder and Discovery (by H. C. Corben)”, New Scientist, vol. 137, no. 1854, p. 38 (1993).

H. Thimbleby, “Computer Pastimes”, The Magic Machine: A Handbook of Computer Sorcery (by A. K. Dewdney), New Scientist, vol. 129, no. 1757, p. 57 (1991).


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