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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 1 • Date Jan.-March 2005

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): c2
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  • From the Editor's desk

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • The rise and fall of plug-compatible mainframes

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):4 - 16
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    The rise and fall of plug-compatible mainframes spanned more than 20 years. RCA, whose 1964 Spectra 70 system was compatible with the IBM System/360, chose another path altogether, so Amdahl in 1970 became the first true PCM manufacturer. Other companies notably Fujitsu and Hitachi-soon followed, seeking to compete with IBM in the mainframe arena. This article traces the history of PCMs, which inc... View full abstract»

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  • IBM history of far Eastern languages in computing. Part 1. Requirements and initial phonetic product solutions in the 1960s

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):17 - 26
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    This article begins a three-part series, presenting an overview of events in IBM that preceded today's versatility in handling Far Eastern languages in the IT arena. Here, Part 1 analyzes the complexities and characteristics of the Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Thai, and other Far Eastern languages in the context of 1960s technologies and early IT products that emerged. View full abstract»

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  • IBM history of far Eastern languages in computing. Part 2. Initial efforts for full Kanji solutions, early 1970s

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):27 - 37
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    The authors describe the intricacies of character encoding, processing, and printing involved in IBM's successful efforts to develop the first commercial general Kanji computer system. Later during this time frame, the first commercial Kanji system was introduced. IBM was also launching development of the first computerized newspaper publishing system to offer Kanji capability. View full abstract»

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  • IBM history of Far Eastern Languages in computing. Part 3. IBM Japan taking the lead, accomplishments through the 1990s

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):38 - 55
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    For Part 1 see "Requirements and Initial Phonetic Product Solutions in the 1960s," and for Part 2, see "Initial Efforts for Full Kanji Solutions, 1970s." The current work describes the coordination of worldwide efforts in IBM that were launched in the 1970s to ensure implementation of far Eastern language requirements with IBM products, in order that IBM would maintain its leading role in the IT i... View full abstract»

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  • Hollerith punched card system development (1905-1913)

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):56 - 66
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    The author traces the development of the Hollerith tabulating machine, what is part of the Hollerith punched card system during the years 1905 until 1913, and describes the machine's applications of most interest to customers at that time. Hollerith added the plugboard for flexible wiring to his tabulating machine for different applications, as a result of customer demand. View full abstract»

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  • Biographies

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):67 - 73
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  • Events and Sightings

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):74 - 77
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  • Anecdotes

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):78 - 81
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  • Reviews

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):82 - 87
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  • The History of Computing at the Consumption Junction

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):88 - 87
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  • Annals Editorial Board

    Publication Year: 2005, 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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Editor-in-Chief
Nathan Ensmenger
Indiana University, School of Informatics & Computing
nensmeng@indiana.edu