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Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 4 • Oct.-Dec. 1991

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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):315 - 316
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  • The WEIZAC Years (1954-1963)

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):317 - 339
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    The WEIZAC was built for the Applied Mathematics Department at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel during 1954-1955. It is an early example of successful technology transfer, with the design of the von Neumann machine moving from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey to the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. WEIZAC's existence, its intense application to ... View full abstract»

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  • A Brief History of the First Decade of SEMA

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):341 - 349
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    On January 1, 1958, the Société de Mathématiques Appliquées (SMA) was founded. It was quite an unusual undertaking considering the juxtaposition in the company's name of "applied mathematics" on the one hand, and "corporation (société)" on the other. Although it did not happen in a vacuum, it was nevertheless an original concept. This paper examines the steps th... View full abstract»

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  • Museums and archives

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):351 - 353
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    This Department is concerned with keeping our readers up to date with the activities of museums and archives concerned with the history of computing. [A major survey of these activities appeared in Volume 10 Number 4, and updates appeared in the last issue of volumes 11 and 12.] Readers, particularly those involved in museum or archive work, are urged to contact the editor with information, sugges... View full abstract»

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  • Happenings

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):353 - 358
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  • Self-Study Questions & Answers

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):358 - 359
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  • Anecdotes

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):359 - 362
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  • Biographies

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):362 - 363
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  • Comments, queries, and debate

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s): 363
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  • Reveiws

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):364 - 368
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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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