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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 2 • Date April-June 2009

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  • [Front cover]

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  • [Front cover]

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  • Contents

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  • From the Editor's Desk

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 2
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  • IBM France La Gaude Laboratory Contributions to Telecommunications: Part 1

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):4 - 17
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    For more than 40 years, IBM France's La Gaude Laboratory had a tradition of working across the computing and electronic communications fields, leading to many innovative scientific and engineering contributions. In the first of a two-part article, the authors explore La Gaude's contributions in data communications, telephony, voice technologies, and more, from 1959 through the early 1990s. View full abstract»

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  • Ubisco and CDC: Analysis of a Failure

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):31 - 43
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    The Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) and Control Data Corporation (CDC) started the Ubisco project in the early 1970s. The project should have automated all the bank's operations with a single CDC computer system, but Ubisco failed four years later. Unraveling the reasons behind the project's failure might help researchers and historians learn why such large computer projects are so often unsuccess... View full abstract»

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  • IBM France La Gaude Laboratory Contributions to Telecommunications: Part 2

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):18 - 30
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    IBM France's La Gaude Laboratory worked at the intersection of computing and electronic communications for more than 40 years. Its research led to specific technical contributions such as voice encoding, trellis-coded modulation, and many others. Part 2 of this two-part article discusses in detail the contributions, inventions, and concepts that were, at the time, landmarks in the state of the art... View full abstract»

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  • After the B5000: Burroughs Third-Generation Computers 1964—1980

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):44 - 55
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    Although Burroughs experienced moderate success with its medium- and small-sized computers, the company's large-scale systems and supercomputers were plagued by product delivery delays and quality issues. These struggles with its large-scale commercial products left it at a serious disadvantage in the competitive market of the 1980s. View full abstract»

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  • Early MRP Systems at Royal Philips Electronics in the 1960s and 1970s

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):56 - 69
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    Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands became an early adopter of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems in the early 1980s. In the 1960s, Philips was poised to develop its own line of ERP solutions, but in 1979/1980, it stopped its own development and transitioned to purchased integrated standard packages from IBM. Nevertheless, early adopters such as Philips might have contributed to t... View full abstract»

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  • Anecdotes: Prototype Fragments from Babbage's First Difference Engine

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):70 - 75
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  • Events and Sightings

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):76 - 79
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  • Reviews: A Complex History of the Commercial Internet [review of The Internet and American Business (Aspray, W. and Ceruzzi, P.E., Eds.; 2008)]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):80 - 81
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  • Biographies: Tom Kilburn: A Pioneer of Computer Design

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):82 - 86
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  • Think Piece: Preserving Records of the Past, Today

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):88 - 87
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    I propose that as part of our research and writing responsibilities that we add another: to help create the materials that we and future historians will need, even if we are not rewarded or recognized for doing so. Specifically, I think we should agree to contribute the following to the greater community of historians. View full abstract»

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  • [Back cover]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): c3
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  • [Masthead]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 3
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Aims & Scope

The IEEE Annals of the History of Computing serves as a record of vital contributions which recount, preserve, and analyze the history of computing and the impact of computing on society.

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Editor-in-Chief
Nathan Ensmenger
Indiana University, School of Informatics & Computing
nensmeng@indiana.edu