Do you know the history of four color theorem. It was the first major math theorem to be proven with extensive computer assistance. Which caused a lot of controversy ... (among mathematicians).
I somehow recalled this fact when reading Matthew considering history of published testing ideas . I believe he choose to ignore events (such as Year 2000 problem, trend of cutting IT department costs a few years later, etc.) to concentrate on inventions (methodologies and tools). I support Matthew in his work, but Iâ€™m afraid I canâ€™t contribute as I made my career ignoring most of the publications. I think I made my career for historical reason: I chose to excel as a tester and worked hard while others struggled to find path to development career (at that time tester was seen as second-class citizen at least in my company and I proved this to be wrong). It would not be enough today, I'm afraid.