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Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 2 • Date April-June 1984

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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): 99
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  • Eulogy: Walter W. Jacobs, 1914-1982

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):100 - 105
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  • The Genesis of an Early Stored-Program Computer: CSIRAC

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):106 - 115
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    One of the earliest vacuum-tube stored-program computers (CSIRAC) was developed in 1947-1951 under the auspices of the Australian Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. The word length was 20 bits, and storage consisted of about 1000 words in mercury delay lines and about 4000 words on a magnetic disk. Its execution rate approached 1000 instructions per second. The computer was notable fo... View full abstract»

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  • John Mauchly's Early Years

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):116 - 138
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    The paper describes John W. Mauchly's experiences and experiments that led to his concept of an electronic digital computer based on mechanical desk calculators during the years he was teaching at Ursinus College (1933-1941), his interaction with John V. Atanasoff of Iowa State College, and the environment at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania that led to ... View full abstract»

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  • An Early Program Proof by Alan Turing

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):139 - 143
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    The paper reproduces, with typographical corrections and comments, a 1949 paper by Alan Turing that foreshadows much subsequent work in program proving. View full abstract»

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  • The SPREAD Discussion Continued

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):144 - 151
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    In the January 1983 issue of the Annals (Volume 5, Number 1), we published the "Final Report of the SPREAD Task Group, December 28, 1961." In the same issue were an introduction by Bob O. Evans and the edited transcript of a discussion by several members of the original SPREAD Task Group with Annals editors held on June 23, 1982. The following are comments by four authors in response to the SPREAD... View full abstract»

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  • Anecdotes

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):152 - 156
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  • Self-Study Questions & Answers

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):156 - 165
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  • Meetings in Retrospect

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):157 - 162
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  • Comments, queries, and debate

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):163 - 164
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  • News and Notices

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):166 - 167
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  • Reviews

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):167 - 187
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  • Cumulative Index to Volumes 1-5

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):189 - 224
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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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