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Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 4 • Date Oct.-Dec. 1980

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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 283
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  • Eloge: Antonin Svoboda, 1907-l980

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 284 - 298
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  • Lady Lovelace and Charles Babbage

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 299 - 329
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    This paper is centered on the correspondence that took place between Lady Lovelace and Charles Babbage, particularly during her writing of the extensive notes that accompany her translation of Menabrea's paper on Babbage's Analytical Engine. The material is selective. Her mathematical background and studies are given in some detail, while little mention is made of her other great interest, music. Her travels and family relationships are not mentioned except where they directly apply to her work or to her relationship with Charles Babbage. Most of the material has been gathered from original sources. Through the courtesy of the Rt. Hon. Earl of Lytton, O.B.E. (great-grandson of the Countess of Lovelace), and his son, Viscount Knebworth, access was granted to the Lovelace-Byron papers deposited in the Bodleian Library, Oxford University. The Babbage Correspondence in the British Library, London was another source. Also of value were the letters of the Somerville Collection owned by Lady Fairfax Lucy and deposited in the Bodleian Library. View full abstract»

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  • Some Important Computers of Japanese Design

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 330 - 337
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    Rapid growth of the computer industry is one of the most striking events in the "miraculous" industrial explosion of postwar Japan. At the time the ENIAC was completed at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering, we were on the verge of starvation in the ruin of our defeated country. When we learned of the astonishing power of the "giant brain," it seemed indeed to be something belonging to another world. We were starved for knowledge as well as for food, and some of us who were optimistic enough were inspired by this fascinating new technology. We decided to make our own computers, and the study of "mechanical brains" got under way in Japan. View full abstract»

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  • The CDC 6600 Project

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 338 - 348
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    This article is an account of the development of the Control Data 6600 computer first developed in 1964. Of historical interest is the design team approach adopted by Control Data in which a small staff of engineers was isolated from the main operations of the company. Some review is made of the design process as well as the unique features of the machine. The article also includes some comments in retrospect about the results of certain of the initial design objectives. View full abstract»

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  • John von Neumann's Influence on Electronic Digital Computing, 1944-1946

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 349 - 362
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    The work of John von Neumann is acknowledged to be of singular importance to the computing field. Yet his work has not been studied to any appreciable degree by historians. This paper focuses on von Neumann's early involvement with the ENIAC and the EDVAC during the years 1944 to 1946 while he was a consultant to the Moore School of Electrical Engineering of the University of Pennsylvania. The paper considers some of the issues relating to von Neumann's influence on the Moore School work, on the stored-program concept, and on the future of electronic digital computers in general. View full abstract»

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  • The Founding of Share, NCC '80 Pioneer Day

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 363 - 372
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  • News

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 372
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  • Anecdotes

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 373 - 374
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  • Comments, queries, and debate

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 375 - 377
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  • Referees

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 377
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  • Corrections

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 377
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    Corrections are noted to various articles from Annals of the History of Computing. View full abstract»

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  • Reviews

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 378 - 384
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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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