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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 2 • April-June 2000

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  • A social history of Bitnet and Listserv, 1985-1991

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):32 - 41
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    After the engineers had built computer networks, users had to build the social networks that made them useful. Listserv, the combined mailing list and file server, was an important tool for those interested in building network-based organizations. It first appeared on Bitnet, an academic network based on IBM computers. The early versions of Listserv became operational in the mid-1980s and its earl... View full abstract»

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  • Anecdotes

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):61 - 66
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  • Obituary [Biographies]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):67 - 68
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  • Making microchips: policy, globalization, and economic restructuring in the semiconductor industry [Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):75 - 76
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  • In the beginning: recollections of software pioneers [Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):76 - 77
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  • Legal battles that shaped the computer industry [Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 77
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  • Nerds 2.0.1: a brief history of the internet [Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):77 - 79
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  • Cryptonomicon [Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 79
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  • "Poor little Lisa," invention and technology [Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 80
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  • The swiss Nema cipher machine [Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 80
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  • The near impossibility of making a microchip [Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 80
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  • Sorting things out: classification and its consequences [Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 80
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  • Illustrators on the computer [Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 80
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  • Why you need to understand Y2k [Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 80
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  • Computer network-based scientific collaboration in the energy research community, 1973-1977: a memoir

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):42 - 52
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    In 1973, four national laboratory groups and three university energy research groups started an investigation of whether scientific collaboration could be improved with computer networks. Four years later, the seven groups were piggybacked on to the Arpanet, and more than 60 case histories of applications had been documented. This article reviews the early collaboration and tells how the energy re... View full abstract»

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  • The adding machine fraternity at St. Louis: creating a center of invention, 1880-1920

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):4 - 21
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    Between 1880 and 1920, several inventors in St. Louis, Missouri, made pioneering contributions to the development of commercial adding machines. The inventions of Frank S. Baldwin, William S. Burroughs, the brothers William W. and Hubert H. Hopkins, and their associates did much to make mechanical arithmetic commonplace in US business View full abstract»

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  • The rise and sale of the General Electric Computer Department: a further look

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):53 - 60
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    The article is an extension of a paper by J.A.N. Lee (see ibid., vol.17, no.4, p.24-45, 1995). It comprises three parts: a study of the financial implications of rental versus sales in the larger GE environment; a collection of differing views with respect to the GE management paradigm and its effect on the Computer Department; and a set of corrections to the original article View full abstract»

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  • From the farm to pioneering with digital control computers: an autobiography

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):22 - 31
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    This is a personal memoir of the author's involvement from the beginnings of digital computers through the design of the Polaris missile guidance system to the Apollo Guidance Computer that put men on the Moon 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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Editor-in-Chief
Nathan Ensmenger
Indiana University, School of Informatics & Computing
nensmeng@indiana.edu