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Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 1 • Date Jan.-March 1979

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  • Foreword

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 3
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  • About This Issue

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 4 - 5
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  • General AFIPS History of Computing Activities

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 6 - 8
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  • The BINAC: A Case Study in the History of Technology

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 9 - 20
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    The BINAC, short for Binary Automatic Computer, was developed by John Presper Eckert, Jr. and John William Mauchly during the years 1947-1949 under a contract with the Northrop Aircraft Corporation. It became the first operational stored program computer completed in the United States. This paper provides an historical analysis of the BINAC and the issues relating to its development. It also consi... View full abstract»

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  • The History of FORTRAN I, II and III

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 21 - 37
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    This article discusses attitudes about "automatic programming," the economics of programming, and existing programming systems, all in the early 1950s. It describes the formation of the FORTRAN group, its knowledge of existing systems, its plans for FORTRAN, and the development of the language in 1954. It describes the development of the optimizing compiler for FORTRAN I, of various language manua... View full abstract»

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  • Early Work on Computers at Bletchley

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 38 - 48
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    Pioneering work on computers was carried out at Bletchley, England, during World War II, for the cryptanalysis of the messages enciphered on the German cryptographic machines, the Enigma and the Geheimschreiber. The work is discussed and thumbnail sketches of some of the people involved are included. The account is written in an autobiographical spirit, but some references to other sources are giv... View full abstract»

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  • The History of the JOHNNIAC

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 49 - 64
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    This reprint of an early RAND Memorandum by the author describes the thirteen-year life of the JOHNNIAC computer, a Princeton-class machine designed and built at The RAND Corporation in 1953. The history presented here is based on documents and recollections of the individuals involved in the creation of JOHNNIAC. View full abstract»

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  • Washington Computer Reminiscences

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 65 - 67
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  • HOPL: History of Programming Languages Conference

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 68 - 71
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  • FORTRAN Comes to Westinghouse-Bettis, 1957

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 72 - 74
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  • Reviews

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 75 - 76
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  • News and Notices

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 77 - 78
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  • Comments, queries, and debate

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 78
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  • Contributions to the Annals of the History of Computing

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 79 - 80
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Aims & Scope

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

 

This Periodical ceased publication in 1991. The current retitled publication is IEEE Annals of the History of Computing.

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