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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 1 • Jan.-March 2001

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  • Events and Sightings

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):57 - 61
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    The Events and Sightings department posts past, present, and future events relevant to the history of computing. Among these events will be conferences, celebrations, exhibits, awards, publications, collections, and anniversaries. In addition to gatherings and temporal events, this department will chronicle Web sites and other computer resources of interest to historians of computing. View full abstract»

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  • A History of Algorithms: From the Pebble to the Microchip (Book Review)

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):62 - 63
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  • The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-Line Pioneers [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):63 - 64
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  • Information Theory: 50 Years of Discovery [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):64 - 65
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  • Secrets of Software Success: Management Insights from 100 Software Firms around the World [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 65
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  • Design Rules, Volume 1: The Power of Modularity [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):65 - 66
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  • Biographies [Obituaries: John Weber Carr III & Joan Elisabeth Lowther Clarke Murray]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):67 - 7S
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  • Software design knowledge and Vincenti's categories of engineering knowledge [Anecdotes]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):76 - 79
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  • How to use the Schickard calculator

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):80 - 85
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    In recent years, a number of Schickard calculator replicas have appeared both in various museums and private collections. For the owners of these calculators, and for others, it may be interesting to learn how to operate them. The calculator is composed of the following units: the multiplication unit, the adding machine and the memory unit. These three units are independent of one another; they ar... View full abstract»

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  • Types of reconstructed Schickard calculators

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):82 - 83
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  • Making history: New directions in computer historiography [Think Piece]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):88 - 87
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  • Using textual demographics to understand computer use: 1950-1990

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):34 - 56
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    Between 1950 and 1990, a large number of publications appeared in the USA discussing the nature and role of computers. By looking at the topics of these articles, we can begin to understand what such systems were used for and why. The sampling of more than 1,600 articles and books surveyed in this paper is such a beginning View full abstract»

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  • The US Navy's first online crypto system

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):17 - 21
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    Describes how, in 1950, four officers and four enlisted men were ordered to a school at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC, USA, where they were to learn about a system that would automatically and instantaneously encrypt and decrypt facsimile transmissions over long-distance high-frequency radio paths. Initially, the project was called Facsimile Applique´ Equipment, but l... View full abstract»

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  • A career interview with Bernie Galler

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):22 - 33
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    This article contains excerpts from a career interview with Bernard A. Galler, founding editor in chief of the “IEEE Annals of the History of Computing”, taken on 8th August 1991 by Enid H. Galler of Voice Treasures. Bernie, as his friends know him, is Professor Emeritus in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Michigan, and founder and former ... View full abstract»

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  • Sperry Rand's third-generation computers 1964-1980

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):3 - 16
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    The change from transistors to integrated circuits in the mid-1960s marked the beginning of third-generation computers. A late entrant (1962) in the general-purpose transistor computer market, Sperry Rand Corporation moved quickly to produce computers using ICs. The Univac 1108's success (1965) reversed the company's declining fortunes in the large-scale arena, while the 9000 series upheld its mar... 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