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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 1 • Jan-Mar 2004

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  • Microchip: An Idea, Its Genesis, and the Revolution It Created [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):73 - 74
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  • Between Human and Machine: Feedback, Control, and Computing Before Cybernetics [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):71 - 73
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  • Biography - Frank Lautenberg

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):90 - 93
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  • From 0 to 1: An Authoritative History of Modern Computing [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 74
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  • Biography - Bernard "Bernie" Goldstein

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):85 - 90
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  • Calvin Mooers-How he came to be known as the "click" man

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):66 - 67
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  • From Airline Reservations to Sonic the Hedgehog [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):74 - 76
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  • Bell Labs: Life in the Crown Jewel [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):76 - 77
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  • Smart Computing, People in Computing: Biographies of Technology's Pioneers (Computing Encyclopedia), vol. 5 [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 77
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  • IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 0_1
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  • From the Editor's desk

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • Annals: How the First Issue Came to Be

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):4 - 7
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    In this retrospective, the Annals' first editor in chief looks back at how the journal came to fruition: who was involved, what the environment was like, and some of the initial considerations and challenges. View full abstract»

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  • Table of contents - IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):0_2 - 1
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  • Finding a History for Software Engineering

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):8 - 19
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    Historians and software engineers are both looking for a history for software engineering. For historians, it is a matter of finding a point of perspective from which to view an enterprise that is still in the process of defining itself. For software engineers, it is the question of finding a usable past, as they have sought to ground their vision of the enterprise on historical models taken from ... View full abstract»

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  • Before the Web There Was Gopher

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):20 - 41
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    The World Wide Web, universally well known today, was preceded by an efficient software tool that was fondly named Gopher. The Internet Gopher, much like the Web, enabled users to obtain information quickly and easily. Why, then, did it disappear but the Web did not? Gopher faded into obscurity for two main reasons: hypertext and commerce. View full abstract»

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  • Four Editions and Eight Publishers: A History of the Encyclopedia of Computer Science

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):42 - 52
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    Since the publication of the first edition in 1976, the Encyclopedia of Computer Science has been the standard one-volume reference work in computer science. Surprisingly for a successful book (the fourth edition was published in 2000), the Encyclopedia has been owned by eight different publishers since 1971. This article relates the salient facts in the history of the Encyclopedia and the vicissi... View full abstract»

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  • How Did Computing Go Global? The Need for an Answer and a Research Agenda

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):53 - 58
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    The answers to how computing went global have ramifications for historians and society far beyond mere documentation. By understanding the complexities of how IT computing technology spread around the globe, we may gain insight into future technologies and be able to help shape their deployment to a larger extent, which may ultimately better benefit humankind, while learning more about how technol... View full abstract»

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  • Anecdotes

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):59 - 67
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  • Events & Sightings

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):68 - 70
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  • Reviews

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):71 - 77
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  • Biographies

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):78 - 93
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  • Power to the People: Toward a Social History of Computing

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):96 - 95
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  • IEEE Annals of the History of Computing - Staff List

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 97
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  • New for 2004

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 98
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Aims & Scope

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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Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Nathan Ensmenger
Indiana University, School of Informatics & Computing
nensmeng@indiana.edu