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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 2 • Date April-June 2001

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  • Systems, experts, and computers: the systems approach in management and engineering, world war ii and after [Review]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):74 - 75
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  • The first computers-history and architectures [Review]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):75 - 76
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  • Anecdotes [computer security]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):78 - 79
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  • Calvin Mooers, the NOL computer project, and John Vincent Atanasoff: an introduction

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):50 - 51
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    In 1974 Theodor Nelson authored Computer Lib (T.H. Nelson, 1974), likely the first anti-establishment work on computing. It contained cartoons and snippets of information, often irreverent, on almost every aspect of computing. While briefly describing languages such as Fortran, Algol, Cobol, and Lisp in a couple of paragraphs, it devoted four full pages to Calvin Mooers' TRAC language. Mooers obta... View full abstract»

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  • Digital paint systems: an anecdotal and historical overview

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):4 - 30
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (3)
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    The history of digital paint systems derives from many things-chance meetings, coincidences and boredom, artistic license, brilliant researchers, a wealthy benefactor, and, of course, lawsuits. The author tells the fascinating story-facts first, then anecdotes-in his own words View full abstract»

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  • Events and sightings

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):68 - 73
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  • SuperPaint: an early frame buffer graphics system

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):32 - 37
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    The union of digital computing and video was made possible by high-density integrated memories in the early 1970s. This new technology led Xerox PARC researchers to develop SuperPaint, the most famous of the early pixel-based frame buffer systems and one that portended a significant part of the future of computer graphics in television by illustrating the Pioneer spacecraft missions to Venus and S... View full abstract»

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  • The rise and fall of the committee on mathematical tables and other aids to computation

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):38 - 49
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    The National Research Council's Committee on the Bibliography of Mathematical Tables and Other Aids to Computation (MTAC) was the first professional organization in the US. It held the first public conference on computers in 1945 and published the first journal of record for computing. It was chaired by R.C. Archibald, who held strong views about the nature of professional organizations, views tha... 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