2013 Usher Prize for “The Moveable Typewriter”
The Society for the History of Technology has awarded Stanford historian Tom Mullaney the 2013 Usher prize for the best scholarly work published during the preceding three years under the auspices of the Society. The article is entitled “The Moveable Typewriter: How Chinese Typists Developed Predictive Text during the Height of Maoism,” and can be found in the October 2012 issue of Technology and Culture.
About the prize:
Established in 1961, the Abbott Payson Usher Prize was established to honor the scholarly contribution of the late Dr. Usher and to encourage the publication of original research of the highest standard. It is awarded annually to the author of the best scholarly work published during the preceding three years under the auspices of the Society for the History of Technology.