I recently published in Medium a brief memoir:
It recalls the days back in the early 1980s when at the National Science Foundation we began to apply social network analysis – then a largely unheard-of line of inquiry – to issues of university-industry cooperation. Now, of course, everybody knows this stuff – but then, we didn’t, and it was fun finding out.
It’s a sort of interesting commentary both on the NSF programs at the time and on what it was like doing this kind of research well before there were PCs to handle all the data and readily available software to automate the analyses.
I comment it to your attention, if you have an extra 5 minutes (their estimate of reading time, not mine).