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Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 4 • Date Oct.-Dec. 1988

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  • About this issue

    Page(s): 235 - 239
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  • Letters of Congratulations

    Page(s): 240 - 242
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  • The Principles of Large-Scale Computing Machines

    Page(s): 243 - 256
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    The following paper was one of many seminal works on computing prepared by John von Neumann. View full abstract»

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  • Electronics Technology and Computer Science, 1940-1975: A Coevolution

    Page(s): 257 - 275
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    This paper explores the relation ship between two disciplines: electrical engineering and computer science, over the past 40 years. The author argues that it was the technology of electronics - the exploitation of the properties of free electrons - that finally permitted Babbage's concepts of automatic computing machines to be practically realized. Electrical Engineering (EE) activities thus "took over" and dominated the work of those involved with computing. Once that had been done (around the mid-1950s), the reverse takeover happened: the science of computing then "took over" the discipline of EE, in the sense that its theory of digital switches and separation of hardware and software offered EE a guide to designing and building ever more complex circuits. View full abstract»

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  • A Historical Overview of Computer Architecture

    Page(s): 277 - 303
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    Computer architecture concentrates on the logical aspects of computer design as opposed to the physical or electronic aspects. The underlying logical design of most modern computers is still based on that of the earliest electronic computers despite decades of progress in electronic circuitry. the innovations that have occurred in computer architecture have been driven by two different goals: higher performance and lower cost. Performance driven improvements have yielded computer systems with increasingly higher computation speeds and throughput. Cost driven improvements have yielded systems that are easier to use and applicable to a broader range of automatic control problems. Improvements in electronic circuitry have not led directly to architectural innovations; computers that pioneered new circuit technologies usually relied on older architectural concepts. View full abstract»

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  • Museums and Archives

    Page(s): 305 - 329
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  • Happenings

    Page(s): 329 - 335
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  • Self-Study Questions & Answers

    Page(s): 335 - 336, 375-380
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  • Anecdotes

    Page(s): 336 - 348
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  • Biographies

    Page(s): 348 - 365
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  • Comments, queries, and debate

    Page(s): 365
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  • Reviews

    Page(s): 365 - 375
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  • Ten Year Tables of Contents

    Page(s): 383 - 406
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  • Author index volumes 1-10

    Page(s): 407 - 410
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  • Subject Index Volumes 1-10

    Page(s): 411 - 415
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  • Ten year index to self-study questions and answers

    Page(s): 416 - 419
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  • Ten Year Index to Volume Indices

    Page(s): 420
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  • Index to Volume 10, 1988/89

    Page(s): 423 - 444
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  • A Microcosm of Computer History

    Page(s): 445 - 473
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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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