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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 3 • July-Sept. 2004

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): c2
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  • From the Editor's desk

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • The buildup of the IBM Boeblingen laboratory

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):4 - 19
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    The German IBM laboratory in Boeblingen, founded in 1953, was initially oriented toward research and exploratory development. It turned to full product development capabilities between 1960 and 1964. This article touches on the interactive driving forces of evolving technologies, market opportunities, company policies, and the vision and creativity of many individuals. View full abstract»

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  • IBM Boeblingen laboratory: product development

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):20 - 30
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    The IBM Boeblingen Laboratory's mission was to develop small data processing systems, semiconductor components, printers, and respective software. In fulfilling this mission as a contributor to IBM's worldwide product line, this meant not only to grow a multitude of expertise functions, but it also involved sensitive leadership operating within a competitive multinational environment. View full abstract»

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  • IBM Boeblingen's early software contributions

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):31 - 41
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    Industrial software development in the 1960s and early 1970s had many of the same problems faced today, but some were unique to the period, primarily cost and technical constraints on hardware-slow processors and I/O, expensive primary and secondary storage, and multiple hardware features with widely varying use. Three examples from an IBM development laboratory illustrate the basic issues and dir... View full abstract»

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  • The calculation of Easter day, and the origin and use of the word computer

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):42 - 49
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    Like so many English words, computer derives from Latin and therefore traces its origins back many centuries. A link exists between it and Christianity's greatest feast - Easter. In fact, the word computer, or at least its Latin equivalent, has long been connected to astronomy, time, and the calendar. We give a short history of the word, beginning from its use in early Roman times up to the introd... View full abstract»

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  • Early use of computers in Swiss banks

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):50 - 59
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    What caused large, conservative Swiss banks to venture into using computers barely 10 years after computers were first available? Swiss banks proved to be early technology users. We explain why, and how, Swiss banks invested in computers. Case studies of two major Swiss banks provide interesting insights into their business patterns in the years after World War II and their early use of commercial... View full abstract»

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  • Events & Sightings

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):60 - 64
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  • Letters to the Editor

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):66 - 68
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  • Computer Society Information

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 69
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  • Anecdotes [relocation bits]

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):70 - 77
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  • Reviews

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):78 - 84
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  • The Circulation of Knowledge, Institutional Ecologies, and the History of Computing

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):88 - 87
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  • Annals Editorial Board

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): c3
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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