I'm writing a giant paper containing the history of computation, and unfortunately, I'm far from being an expert on this. So far I have only a few sentences; I traced computation back to 3000BC, where/when financial information, construction, and astronomy seemed to start relying upon computation.
I'm trying to provide a fairly thorough and very interesting account of computation and computer science up to the present. Any help on writing/improving this paper would be greatly appreciated. I'm hoping to make a big impact on the audience, and really thrill them.
So what and where are good sources to learn about the history of computation? I'm also wondering if there may be others out there who would like to collaborate on this. Thanks very much for any help that you provide!