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Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 2 • Date April-June 1986

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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 115
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  • The Genesis of Microprogramming

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):116 - 126
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    Two papers on microprogramming, one from 1951 and one (written with J. B. Stringer) from 1952 are reprinted, along with a retrospective introduction by the author. View full abstract»

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  • Marketing the Monster: Advertising Computer Technology

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):127 - 143
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    Interpreting the rich and striking blend of technical, intellectual, economic, social, and cultural information in advertisements of computer technology reveals how popular understanding and perceptions of the meaning of computers changed between 1950 and 1980. The study's findings contribute to the historical understanding of the social diffusion of the technology in society; its methodology illu... View full abstract»

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  • Early Transistor Computers in Japan

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):144 - 154
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    The paper describes the history of the early development of transistor computers in Japan. Because the paper pertains mostly to the Electronics Division of the Electrotechnical Laboratory, the author begins with the establishment of this division. He then explores the development of the ETL Mark III, which used point-contact transistors, and the ETL Mark IV, which was followed by various commercia... View full abstract»

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  • System/360: A Retrospective View

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):155 - 179
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    In the current article, adapted from a lecture he gave at the Computer Museum on November 10, 1983, Evans summarizes the events, organizations, product lines, and motivations that led to the System/360, IBM's major shift to compatible processors, peripherals, and software for both business and scientific applications. A version of this article was published in the Computer Museum Report (Number 9,... View full abstract»

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  • The Start of IFIP-Personal Recollections

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):180 - 192
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  • Notices

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):193 - 194
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  • Self-Study Questions & Answers

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):194 - 197
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  • Anecdotes

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):195 - 196
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  • Comments, queries, and debate

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 198
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  • Reviews

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):199 - 200,202,204-205
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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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