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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 4 • Date Oct.-Dec. 2010

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  • [Front cover]

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  • Contents

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  • From the Editor's Desk

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):2 - 4
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  • Only the Clothes Changed: Women Operators in British Computing and Advertising, 1950–1970

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):5 - 17
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    The use of women workers in early computing and advertising ironically may have hurt their long-term professional position in the field because it reflected, and helped shape, their role as low-cost, unskilled workers. This article traces the relationship between advertising images of women used to sell data processing equipment and the early, feminized, data processing labor force in Great Britai... View full abstract»

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  • The Inconsistent Youth of Charles Babbage

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):18 - 31
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    At Cambridge, Charles Babbage developed the mathematical foundation that helped him design and build his computing machines. Yet, his experience at college tells the story of a young man who was experimenting with his identity, exploring new ideas, and testing himself. Although something of a rebel, Babbage yearned to have a place in British society for himself and his mathematics. View full abstract»

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  • From Art Form to Engineering Discipline? A History of US Military Software Development Standards, 1974–1998

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):32 - 47
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    From the 1970s to 1990s, the US Department of Defense attempted to enforce software standards on its computer and aerospace contractors. Many software developers resented this and believed it encroached on their freedom to exercise professional judgment. Although the contractors oriented much of their software production toward military needs, the effort's ultimate failure showed the limits of the... View full abstract»

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  • The MIL MF7114 Microprocessor

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):48 - 59
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    The MF7114 was an early 4-bit single-chip microprocessor designed and built by Microsystems International between 1970 and 1972. The MF7114's genesis is the design work on Intel's first microprocessor, the 4004. Exploring the MF7114 microprocessor's development helps to gain a more complete historical perspective on the formation of the microprocessor and microcomputing industries. View full abstract»

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  • The Turing-850 Project: Developing a Personal Computer in the Early 1980s in Mexico

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):60 - 71
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    In response to the increasing popularity in the late 1970s of affordable, general-purpose, microprocessor-based personal computers in the US, several countries attempted to create indigenous personal computer industries. The Turing-850, a general-purpose PC designed and built in Mexico in the early 1980s, shows that Mexico had the technological capabilities to develop its own such industry, but di... View full abstract»

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  • John R. Rice: Mathematical Software Pioneer

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):72 - 81
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  • RAID: A Personal Recollection of How Storage Became a System

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):82 - 87
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  • Long Island, New York

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):88 - 89
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  • Events and Sightings

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):90 - 93
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  • A Question of Scale: Networks, Systems, and Practice

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):94 - 96
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    What does the Ford mass-production story have to do with the history of computing? Everything. More than half a century before Toyota's just-in-time inventory captured hearts and minds around the industrial world, Ford was using state-of-the-art information technology to implement a system of networked manufacturing. Historians of computing should continue to produce work about work, particularly ... View full abstract»

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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