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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 3 • July-Sept. 2001

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  • "Yours for improvement" - The adding machines of Chicago, 1884-1930

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):3 - 21
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    Between 1884 and 1930, the City of Chicago emerged as a center of manufacture for a new kind of machine, designed especially to assist in ordinary addition. Chicago inventions and products would shape the adding machine industry into the second half of the 20th century. View full abstract»

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  • A brief history of computing. Memoirs of living on the edge

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):44 - 59
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    Since entering the computing field in 1949, it has been my privilege to be part of the computer's evolution. In describing some of the computer applications that I worked on over the years, I hope to convey a sense of the problems, successes, and, yes, fun that characterized so many projects. The projects include: the Aberdeen Proving Ground military equipment testing; Computer Usage Company appli... View full abstract»

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  • Anecdotes [virtual machines]

    Publication Year: 2001
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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  • Charles Babbage and the engines of perfection [Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 78
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  • The complete story of codebreaking in World War II [Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):78 - 79
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  • The history and heritage of scientific information systems [Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):79 - 80
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  • Database nation: the death of privacy in the 21st century [Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):80 - 81
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  • Biographies

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):82 - 87
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  • Two information technology exhibitions in Japan

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):74 - 77
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  • ERMA's lost battalion

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):64 - 72
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    Much of General Electric's work on the ERMA system for the Bank of America has been documented by scholars and memoirists, but these accounts gloss over or ignore the application programming effort required to make this innovative system operational. This article augments the record with a first-hand account of the rest of the story View full abstract»

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  • Early digital computers at Bell Telephone Laboratories

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):22 - 42
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    This article relates highlights from the digital computer development activities at Bell Telephone Laboratories for roughly the period 1937-1958. The history begins with a researcher using relays to build a binary adder on his home kitchen table, continues with relay computers designed for military use, and culminates with computers developed after Bell Labs invented the transistor View full abstract»

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  • Univac: a Philadelphia story

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):60 - 63
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    In these anecdotes, the author reminisces about his entry into the computer field during Univac's early days, specifically those in Philadelphia, where computer pioneers such as Grace Hopper and John Mauchly were making history before anyone ever heard of Silicon Valley 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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