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Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 1 • Date Jan.-March 1991

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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Factory Concepts and Practices in Software Development

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):3 - 32
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    This paper reviews the introduction of factory concepts and practices, based on tools and methods from the evolving field of software engineering, at major software producers, in particular those that explicitly adopted the factory label to describe their software facilities or approach to software development: Hitachi, Toshiba, NEC, and Fujitsu in Japan, as well as System Development Corporation ... View full abstract»

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  • Some Approaches to, and Illustrations of, Programming Language History

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):33 - 50
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    This paper describes some factors in, approaches to, and specific elements of, programming language history. It first lists a number of general factors and approaches which can be used to discuss the history of programming languages. After presenting a life cycle for programming language development, it provides numerous illustrations of programming language history and chronology from many of the... View full abstract»

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  • Guidelines for the Documentation of Segments of the History of Computing

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):51 - 62
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    Requirement specifications for the guidance of researchers in collecting and recording the history of computing have been sought by many persons during our 12 year history as a journal. While there does not exist a definitive outline which covers all aspects of the field, the set of guidelines created for the first History of Programming Languages Conference in 1976 have been used by many research... View full abstract»

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  • Marks on Paper: Part 1. A Historical Survey of Computer Output Printing

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):63 - 79
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    The evolution and history of computer printing technology in the United States is covered from the end of World War II to recent times (1946-1987). The wide variety of printer products introduced over the forty-year period is surveyed and their differentiating characteristics described. The relationship of computer technology to printer technology is discussed as is the relationship of the compute... View full abstract»

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  • Happenings

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):81 - 88
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  • Self-Study Questions & Answers

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):88 - 90
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  • Anecdotes

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):91 - 100
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  • Biographies

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):100 - 111
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  • Reviews

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):111 - 117
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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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