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Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE

Issue 4 • Date Oct.-Dec. 2004

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  • [Front cover]

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

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  • From the Editor's desk

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 2 - 3
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  • Edmund Berkeley, computers, and modern methods of thinking

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 4 - 18
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    Edmund Berkeley established himself as an influential force in the early development of computer science. The article examines Berkeley's work with symbolic logic and explores how this knowledge shaped his ideas about early electronic computers. It further explores how Berkeley applied symbolic logic and human reasoning to the design of relay computers, especially machines designed for the insurance industry. View full abstract»

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  • Computer Society Information

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 19
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  • Sperry Rand's first-generation computers, 1955-1960: hardware and software

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 20 - 34
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    Sperry Rand Corporation was formed in 1955 by the merger of Remington Rand and Sperry Gyroscope. Remington Rand was an early entrant in the computer industry through its acquisitions of Engineering Research Associates and Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation. The article describes the major vacuum tube computers and the supporting software developed by Sperry Rand during the later 1950s. View full abstract»

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  • Unfair to aiken

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 35 - 37
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    The author refutes a misinterpretation of a computer pioneer's statements on the versatility of the computer and explains how context crucial to a proper understanding of the statements was overlooked. View full abstract»

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  • Colossus: its origins and originators

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 38 - 45
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    The British Colossus computer was one of the most important tools in the wartime effort to break German codes. Based on interviews and on recently declassified documents, this article clarifies the roles played by Thomas Flowers, Alan Turing, William Tutte, and Max Newman in the events leading to the installation of the first Colossus at Bletchley Park, Britain's wartime code-breaking establishment, in December 1943. View full abstract»

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  • A personal recollection of software's early days (1960-1979): part 1

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 46 - 61
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    The author, a participant in packaged software's early days, worked with IBM up through the System/360 launch and then with Turnkey Systems, an early provider of packaged software. This article traces the author's background from graduate school through the Turnkey Systems sale to National CSS in 1979 and subsequently to Dun & Bradstreet. View full abstract»

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  • Appreciating Charles Babbage: emails between Allan Bromley and Maurice Wilkes

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 62 - 70
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  • Anecdotes

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 71 - 73
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  • Reviews

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 74 - 78
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  • Biographies

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 79 - 91
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    Richard L. (Rick) CrandallLarry A. WelkeEditor's Note: The two biographies presented in this issue are part of an ongoing examination of the development of the computer software and services industry, using as a lens the trade association ADAPSO (Association of Data Processing Service Organizations) and the careers of some of its most prominent members. It follows from an article published earlier this year on the origins of ADAPSO in the early 1960s as a trade group for service bureau companies, accompanied with biographies of Bernie Goldstein and Frank Lautenberg (see Annals, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 78-93). This series will conclude in a future issue with a second article exploring the development of ADAPSO during the 1970s, as it expanded its membership within the fledgling software product and timesharing service industries. View full abstract»

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  • 2004 Annual Index

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 92 - 100
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  • Open Source's Lessons for Historians

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 104 - 103
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  • Annals Editorial Board

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Aims & Scope

From the analytical engine to the supercomputer, from Pascal to von Neumann, from punched cards to CD-ROMs -- the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing covers the breadth of computer history.

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Meet Our Editors

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