In case any of you might be interested in a PowerPoint deck on CR's history, drivers and outlook, there's one 'embedded' below in this blog post.
For readers reading via email, here's a direct link to my lecture imaginatively titled "Introduction to CR".
I teach a CR module once a year at Birkbeck College, part of the University of London. These are my slides, if you can call them slides, for my 2011 class of about 30 that begins tomorrow.
I've developed this deck over the last few years, and updated it for 2011. But I'm sure I've missed out something important somewhere along the line.
If you have any comments as to what that/they might be, please let me know!
Here's the presentation, for what it's worth, which may not be much: