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Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 3 • Date July-Sept. 1982

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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 195
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  • Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, 1838

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):196 - 217
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    Charles Babbage commenced work on the design of the Analytical Engine in 1834 following the collapse of the project to build the Difference Engine. His ideas evolved rapidly, and by 1838 most of the important concepts used in his later designs were established. This paper introduces the design of the Analytical Engine as it stood in early 1838, concentrating on the overall functional organization ... View full abstract»

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  • Electrical Computers for Fire Control

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):218 - 244
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    Bell Laboratories digital computers were used during World War II principally in the design and testing of electrical analog gun directors. These computers evolved from the pioneer work of George R. Stibitz (in the period from 1937 to 1940), who designed and put to work at Bell Laboratories the first electromechanical digital computer. View full abstract»

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  • Mauchly: Unpublished Remarks

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):245 - 256
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  • Biographies [A Conversation with Don Knuth]

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):257 - 273
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    The Annals is reprinting this interview, more a monologue than a conversation, because Donald E. Knuth is one of the giants of computing. We would like to understand how he developed, what he thought, and how he came by this idea or that as he created his many contributions, not the least of which is the brilliant clarity and comprehensiveness with which he has expresse d and exp lained them. Repr... View full abstract»

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  • Meetings in Retrospect

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 274
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  • Anecdotes

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):275 - 283
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  • Comments, queries, and debate

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):284 - 286
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  • News and Notices

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):287 - 288
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  • Reviews

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):289 - 291
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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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