IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 3 • 2017

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  • Front Cover 
  • Front Cover

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): c1
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  • Looking for the BEST Tech Job for You?

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): c2
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  • Table of Contents 
  • Table of Contents

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Call for Nominees Education Awards Nominations

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 3
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  • From the Editor’s Desk 
  • From the Editor’s Desk

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):4 - 5
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  • Think Piece 
  • Simulation and “Seduction” at the Policy Interface

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):6 - 7
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  • 2017 IEEE-CS Charles Babbage Award

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 8
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  • Feature Article 
  • IBM Branch Offices: What They Were, How They Worked, 1920s–1980s

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):9 - 23
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    IBM branch offices were the company's local face around the world in the 20th century. Its sales and customer support came out of these organizations, which are described here, using the example of one branch office as a historical case study. Additionally, personal perspectives on their role of having worked with these during the 1970s and 1980s are provided. View full abstract»

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    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 24
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  • Feature Article 
  • Purchasing Power: Rivalry, Dissent, and Computing Strategy in Supercomputer Selection at Los Alamos

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):25 - 40
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    In the Mid-1960s, the Laboratory at Los Alamos, New Mexico, a center of scientific computing since the Manhattan Project, embarked on a search for a new supercomputer intended to fulfill the growing need for computing power in nuclear weapons development. Although depicted at Los Alamos in later years as a smooth transition between vendors, the selection process was a contentious negotiation among... View full abstract»

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  • Sixty Years of Software Development Life Cycle Models

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):41 - 54
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    Sixty years ago, in 1956, the first explicit representation of a software development life cycle model was presented by Herbert Benington. Since then, software development life cycle models have come a long way, and the current article provides an overview of that development. View full abstract»

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  • Anecdote 
  • Carries Stripped to the Bone: Episodes in the History of Coaxial Modular Digital Counters

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):55 - 64
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  • Events & Sightings 
  • Desktop Publishing Pioneer Meeting at Computer History Museum

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):65 - 67
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  • IEEE Computer Society Harlan D. Mills Award

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 68
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  • Reviews 
  • Book Reviews

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):69 - 71
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  • Achieve your career goals with the fit that’s right for you.

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 72
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  • New Membership Options for a Better Fit.

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): c3
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Aims & Scope

The IEEE Annals of the History of Computing serves as a record of vital contributions which recount, preserve, and analyze the history of computing and the impact of computing on society.

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Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Nathan Ensmenger
Indiana University, School of Informatics & Computing
nensmeng@indiana.edu