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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 1 • Jan.-March 1999

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  • Anecdotes

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):45 - 47
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  • Biographies

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):48 - 65
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    In addition to biographies, this department publishes autobiographies, memoirs, and brief and extended obituaries. Each is intended to celebrate a life. The individuals discussed in this issue are: William Atchison (obituary), Reynold B. Johnson (obituary); and the Computer Pioneers From Eastern and Central Europe, where biographies or obituaries of the Pioneer Award Winners from Eastern and Centr... View full abstract»

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  • Events and Sightings

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):71 - 75
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  • Engines of the mind: the evolution of computer from mainframes to microprocessors

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):76 - 77
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  • Darwin Among the machines: The evolution of global intelligence

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):77 - 78
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  • Crystal fire: the birth of the information age

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 78
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  • Journey to the moon: the history of the Apollo guidance computer

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):78 - 79
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  • Profession/occupation without a history

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):66 - 70
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    The study from which the article paper grew examines software developers and related occupational groups. One of the first areas of interest that emerged in the course of the study dealt with the question of professionalization within the various occupational groups. One early observation was that those working in information technology development held a peculiar attitude toward the history of so... View full abstract»

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  • The Atlas Computer Laboratory

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):17 - 23
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    The paper discusses the Atlas Computer Laboratory. The Laboratory was, and in many ways still is, one of the major computer laboratories in the world. It was established to provide a service to British scientists at a time when powerful computers were not usually available. It provided both a service and a training ground for many of today's leaders in the computer field View full abstract»

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  • The influence of programming languages on the design of MU5

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):34 - 37
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    Atlas was a wonderful machine, with over 1000 instructions, 128 registers in an architecture that allowed double modification, and an address space of 24 bits-at a time when stores were measured in kilobytes. Unfortunately, compiler writers were unable to use these facilities to the full-or anywhere near it. Almost all of the bits of compiled code were zeroes. For MU5, for the first-and probably t... View full abstract»

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  • History in the computing curriculum

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):4 - 16
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    Although history is a part of arts and sciences, the history of computing has yet to receive uniform acceptance in the academic community. The history of computing should be considered as a part of human understanding and how the development of computing has affected the human environment. Computing curricula recommendations often neglect this aspect of study. This report seeks to justify a histor... View full abstract»

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  • The University of Manchester MU5 project

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):24 - 33
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    MU5 was the fifth computer system to be designed and built at the University of Manchester, England, in succession for a series of innovative projects dating back to the late 1940s. MU5 introduced a number of new ideas-particularly in terms of its instruction set, which was designed with high-level language compilation in mind and novel uses for associative stores. The technical aspects of the pro... View full abstract»

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  • Early experiences with the Arpanet and Internet in the United Kingdom

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):38 - 44
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    The paper describes both the administrative and technical backgrounds to the establishment of the first international Internet node-from its beginnings as a single Arpanet node to the main early link between the Internet and the UK National Research Network. It gives an overview of some of the technical accomplishments of the early years and of the services offered. It reviews how certain politica... 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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Nathan Ensmenger
Indiana University, School of Informatics & Computing
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