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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 2 • Date April-June 2005

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  • [Front cover]

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

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  • From the Editor's desk

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • Computing at Bolt Beranek and Newman: The First 40 Years, Part 1

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):4 - 5
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  • BBN's earliest days: founding a culture of engineering creativity

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):6 - 14
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    In establishing BBN, the founders deliberately created an environment in which engineering creativity could flourish. The author describes steps taken to assure such an environment and a number of events that moved the company into the fledgling field of computing. View full abstract»

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  • The ABC's of BBN: from acoustics to behavioral sciences to computers

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):15 - 29
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    The discipline of psychology, and specifically the concept of man-machine integration, served to organize computer research and development at BBN. This article gives a unifying perspective on the history of computer research and development at Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc. (BBN). It suggests that the firm's original focus on A (acoustics) led to its work in B (behavioral sciences, principally psyc... View full abstract»

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  • History of technology transfer at BBN

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):30 - 38
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    BBN's basic business since its founding has been contract consulting, research, and development. This article describes BBN's activities from 1948-1989 to transfer technology and intellectual property from its basic sponsored consulting, research, and development business into a variety of commercial and other products and services. This article was intended to give a sense of the varied technolog... View full abstract»

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  • Leading a top-notch R&D group in the BBN environment

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):39 - 51
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    The author notes his MIT background and transition from MIT Lincoln Laboratory to Bolt Beranek and Newman. He sketches the Arpanet project at BBN from his position as project leader, and he describes BBN's unusual mix of government-funded R&D and commercial activity, including issues and anecdotes involving government contracting, overhead rates, and employee motivation. View full abstract»

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  • Control systems R&D at BBN

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):52 - 64
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    The primary focus in this article is on BBN's theoretical and applied work on problems involving humans in the information processing and control loop of control systems. This article discusses the evolution and outcome of key technical developments, people involved, and the role of BBN's environment -computational, organizational, and human. The history of the long and productive R&D program from... View full abstract»

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  • 50 years of acoustic signal processing for detection: coping with the digital revolution

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):65 - 78
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    We describe a rather personal history of the transition from analog to digital signal processing for acoustic signals. This history provides an example of the impact of the huge advances in digital technology on those doing research and development in acoustic signal processing for detection that must parallel the impact in other scientific fields. Collaborating with BBN scientists from other disc... View full abstract»

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  • Events and Sightings

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):79 - 81
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  • Anecdotes

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):82 - 84
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  • Reviews

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):85 - 88
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  • Anecdotes [Difference Engine]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):89 - 92
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  • Between Expert and Lay

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 96
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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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Meet Our Editors

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