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Issue 4 • Date Winter 1995

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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1995
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  • Calculators

    Publication Year: 1995
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  • Charles Babbage Institute Director's Column

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  • Computer Society Celebrates 50 Years

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  • Reviews

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  • Developing a common machine language for banking: the ABA technical subcommittee story

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 61 - 75
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    In the mid-1950s a volunteer committee of bankers managed the development of a check processing standard that transformed the banking industry. The standard forced business machine manufacturers to adopt the new system rather than continuing to incrementally increase their own market share. The result was a new system allowing economies of scale through the exploitation of emerging electronic tech... View full abstract»

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  • The role of ARPA in the development of the ARPANET, 1961-1972

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 76 - 81
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    The use of computer networks is growing rapidly throughout our society. Current network technology has its roots in the U.S. Department of Defense, specifically in the Advanced Research Projects Agency and the ARPANET computer network, but designed for other than explicitly military objectives. This paper describes ARPA's motivations for developing the network and how ARPA and computer science res... View full abstract»

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  • On “Babbage and Kings” and “How sausage was made”: and now for the rest of the story

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 7 - 23
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    A letter dated April 27, 1835 from Charles Babbage to Adolphe Quetelet has been identified as the earliest known reference to the Analytical Engine. The letter was later translated into French and published in the Bulletin of the Royal Academy of Sciences in Brussels in May 1935, and then once again translated back to English to appear in Scientific Memoirs edited by Richard and John E. Taylor in ... View full abstract»

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  • General Electric enters the computer business-revisited

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 46 - 55
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    Perhaps General Electric got into the “Computer Business” without tremendous foresight, but the first steps in that direction were immensely successful. Starting with the Bank of America's Electronic Recording Method of Accounting (ERMA) system, and combined with the development of Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) for the rapid processing of bank checks, and backed by one of t... View full abstract»

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  • The core of the Black Canyon Computer Corporation

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 56 - 60
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    The author discusses his experiences with the GEC computer department, starting with the M236, a high speed 36-bit minicomputer. He discusses the GE 600 lineage, the GE 600/645 and paging, tape transport problems, and the end of the department View full abstract»

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  • The rise and fall of the General Electric Corporation computer department

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 24 - 45
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    The computer department of the General Electric Corporation began with the winning of a single contract to provide a special purpose computer system to the Bank of America, and expanded to the development of a line of upward compatible machines in advance of the IBM System/360 and whose descendants still exist in 1995, to a highly successful time-sharing service, and to a process control business.... View full abstract»

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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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