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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 4 • 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 insuran... 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 establishmen... 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... 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

    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