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Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 3 • Date July-Sept. 1980

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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 195
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  • Eulogy: Herman Lukoff, 1923-1979

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 196 - 197
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  • History of Mechanical Computing Machinery

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 198 - 226
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    A brief (25 page) history of mechanical computing machinery, from the abacus to Aiken's Mark I. View full abstract»

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  • Optimization of Boolean Expressions-Historical Developments

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 227 - 238
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    Boolean expressions play an essential role in all aspects of computer science. Interest in them is rooted in compiler design. Clearly, every compiler must be designed to evaluate Boolean expressions. It is therefore essential that the compiled code be as efficient as possible. Historical developments on this subject and related topics are discussed. Given a Boolean expression, techniques are descr... View full abstract»

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  • Installation of the German Computer Z4 in Zurich in 1950

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 239 - 241
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    Computer developments in Germany before and during World War II were nearly unknown until 1949. In 1950 the model Zuse Z4, the only one that could be rescued from Berlin, was leased by Eduard Stiefel for the Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule at Zurich. This was the beginning of a friendly cooperation. Some stories of this pioneer time are reported. View full abstract»

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  • The Relay Calculator Z4

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 242 - 245
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    The relay calculator Z4 was designed by Konrad Zuse in Berlin during the last years of World War II. It occupies a unique place in the family of early digital computers. Some of the outstanding characteristics of the Z4 were use of the binary system with floating point, mechanical 2048-bit memory, and provision for intermediate data storage on punched tape. View full abstract»

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  • A Short History of Digital Computing in Southern California

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 246 - 250
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  • History of Eighteen Symposia

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 251 - 252
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  • Early Electronic Computing Developments at IBM

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 253 - 267
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    This article deals primarily with the early beginnings of electronic computer development within IBM. It starts with the 603 prototype (first operational in 1942) and goes on to cover the major IBM electronic developments up through the 701, including the 603, SSEC, 604, CPC, and tape processing machine. It also briefly outlines early work at RCA and at NCR, based on patents on file in the U.S. Pa... View full abstract»

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  • Comments, queries, and debate

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 268 - 271
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  • Anecdotes

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 272 - 273
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  • News and Notices

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 273 - 274
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  • Corrections and Reviews

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 274 - 280
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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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