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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 1 • Jan.-Mar. 2015

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  • Front Cover

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of Contents

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  • From the Editor's Desk

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  • Editorial Board

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  • Gordon Bell

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):4 - 11
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    Computer pioneer Gordon Bell has been one of the industry's leading figures for nearly 50 years. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1994), American Association for the Advancement of Science (1983), ACM (1994), IEEE (1974), and Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (2009) and a member of the National Academy of Engineering (1977) and National Academy of S... View full abstract»

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  • Red Clones: The Soviet Computer Hobby Movement of the 1980s

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):12 - 23
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    The Soviet microcomputer hobby movement began in the early 1980s. It passed through two main developmental stages before it melted away a decade later, leaving behind a country enchanted with microcomputing. This article traces the development of the movement and assesses its significance and place in the USSR's history of computing. View full abstract»

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  • History of Computing in India: 1955-2010

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):24 - 35
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    The history of computing in India is inextricably intertwined with two interacting forces: the political climate (determined by the political party in power) and the government policies mainly driven by the technocrats and bureaucrats who acted within the boundaries drawn by the political party in power. There were four break points (which occurred in 1970, 1978, 1991 and 1998) that changed the di... View full abstract»

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  • Useful Instruction for Practical People: Early Printed Discussions of the Slide Rule in the US

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):36 - 43
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    Printed accounts of the appearance and use of various forms of slide rule appear in a variety of 18th and early 19th American printed sources. Based largely on British work, these texts reveal both confidence in the practical potential of the instrument and the slow diffusion of the device. View full abstract»

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  • The Production and Interpretation of ARPANET Maps

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):44 - 55
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    This article explores a 20-year series of ARPANET maps produced by the firm Bolt Beranek and Newman (BBN). These BBN maps signify the earliest efforts to represent an early and central piece of the modern Internet, and they wind up as illustrations in contemporary discussions of ARPANET history and the early Internet. Once a functional tool for engineers, they now serve as an aesthetic backdrop us... View full abstract»

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  • "There Is No Saturation Point in Education": Inside IBM's Sales School, 1970s-1980s

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):56 - 66
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    The author was both a student and an instructor in IBM's training program for newly hired salespeople in the 1970s and 1980s. He describes the training these new hires received, focusing on Sales School, IBM's longest running training program. View full abstract»

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  • Andrew V. Haeff: Enigma of the Tube Era and Forgotten Computing Pioneer

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):67 - 74
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    Prolific, yet neglected inventor Andrew Vasily Haeff (1905-1990) made numerous contributions to vacuum tube art, including the traveling wave tube, the inductive-output tube, the electron-wave tube (or "double-stream" amplifier), the resistive wall tube, and many others. Haeff's contributions to computing history include his pioneering computer monitor technology, his high-speed electrostatic comp... View full abstract»

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  • TENEX and TOPS-20

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):75 - 82
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  • Events and Sightings

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):83 - 86
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  • Reviews [4 books reviewed]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):87 - 92
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  • Augmentative, Alternative, and Assistive: Reimagining the History of Mobile Computing and Disability

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s): 96
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  • Call for papers

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  • Startup Rock Stars [Advertisement]

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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