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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 2 • Apr.-June 2016

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  • Front Cover 
  • Front Cover

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of Contents 
  • Table of Contents

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):c2 - 1
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  • Think Piece 
  • Postcolonial Histories of Computing

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):2 - 4
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  • Masthead 
  • Masthead

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 5
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  • Events and Sightings 
  • Events and Sightings

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):6 - 7
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  • Guest Editors' Introduction 
  • History of Computing in East Asia

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):8 - 10
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  • History of Computing in East Asia 
  • History of COMTRAC: Development of the Innovative Traffic-Control System for Shinkansen

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):11 - 21
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    First introduced together with the extension of Tokaido-Shinkansen railway in 1972, the COMTRAC large-scale command-and-control system efficiently controls the train's high-speed, high-frequency, high-diversity operations. This article introduces COMTRAC's technological features and gives an overview of its 50-year history, including the early days of R&D and the subsequent system development and ... View full abstract»

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  • Design Engineering or Factory Capability? Building Laptop Contract Manufacturing in Taiwan

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):22 - 39
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    This article explores how Taiwanese laptop contract manufacturers established the foundation of their businesses between the late 1980s and mid-1990s. It casts doubt on the traditional view of a linear progression from manufacturing to design capability in Asia. By examining the three earliest laptop projects in Taiwan, however, this author shows that manufacturing was not necessarily simpler than... View full abstract»

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  • The Korean Character Code: A National Controversy, 1987-1995

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):40 - 53
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    Adequately representing the Korean language has been a challenge since the earliest introduction of digital computing and computer-mediated communication. As a local solution to the more general problem of the internationalization of computer languages, the Korean government introduced a new standard character code known as KSC-5601 in 1987. This article traces the history of the Korean character ... View full abstract»

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  • The Industrial Organization of Hong Kong's Progression Toward a Cashless Economy (1960s-2000s)

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):54 - 65
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    A dramatic change occurred in retail banking technology in Hong Kong between 1960 and 2000. Initially, the relevant technologies were installed and managed within the boundaries of large banks, such as HSBC. Over the course of this period, however, the industrial organization of the relevant technologies transformed to include provisions outsourced to nonbank institutions. This article seeks to ac... View full abstract»

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  • Anecdotes 
  • Retrospective Computing and Consumer-Led Development

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):66 - 71
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  • Interviews 
  • Raymond Tomlinson: Email Pioneer, Part 1

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):72 - 79
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    Raymond (Ray) Tomlinson was a computer engineer best known for developing the TENEX operating system and implemented the first email program on the Arpanet system in 1971. In its official biography, the Internet Hall of Fame states that "Tomlinson's email program brought about a complete revolution, fundamentally changing the way people communicate." This interview is the first in a ... View full abstract»

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  • Reviews 
  • Reviews

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):80 - 84
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  • Back Covers 
  • IEEE Computer Society 2016 Call for Major Award Nominations

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): c3
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  • Rock Stars of Big Data

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): c4
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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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Meet Our Editors

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