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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 3 • Date Fall 1995

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  • John V. Atanasoff, 1903-1995

    Publication Year: 1995
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  • J. Presper Eckert, 1919-1995

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    Recounts the career and contributions of J. Presper Eckert. View full abstract»

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  • Comments, queries, and debate

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  • Resolution

    Publication Year: 1995
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  • Anecdotes

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  • Biographies [Obituary for Calvin Mooers]

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  • Biographies: Calvin Mooers (1919-1994)

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  • Reviews

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  • Landmarks in Digital Computing: A Smithsonian Pictorial History [Reviews]

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  • From Memex to Hypertext: Vannevar Bush and the Mind's Machine [Reviews]

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  • "First Ribnitz Colloquium on the History of Informatics" [Reviews]

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  • Insanely Great, The Life and Times of Macintosh, the Computer that Changed Everything [Reviews]

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  • The Turn of the Tide: Computerization in Dutch Society 1900-1965 [Reviews]

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  • Sparks of Genius: Portraits of Electrical Engineering Excellence [Reviews]

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  • Generations of calculators

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  • Obituaries: Calvin Mooers

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  • History of the journal Mathematical Tables and other Aids to Computation, 1959-1965

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):67 - 74
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    The journal Mathematical Tables and other Aids to Computation was founded by Professor Raymond Clare Archibald in 1943. It was published by the national research council of the National Academy of Sciences. For a time it was the only journal dealing exclusively with computation and computing devices. In its July 1946 issue it published the landmark article “The Electronic Numerical Integrato... View full abstract»

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  • Lock-in and the costs of switching mainframe computer vendors in the US federal government in the 1970s

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):58 - 66
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    No careful empirical research has tested the widely held belief that the cost of switching computer vendors tends to produce technological “lock-in”, meaning that the cost of switching between incompatible vendors is prohibitively expensive. Using several studies by federal agencies into the costs of switching mainframe computer vendors, this article concludes that mainframe computers ... View full abstract»

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  • Sabre: the development of information-based competence and execution of information-based competition

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):30 - 57
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    This article describes the evolution of reservations processing at American Airlines, which became critical in the 1950s as passenger volumes threatened to overwhelm electromechanical and manual filing methods. American Airlines' Advanced Process Research Department sought technical solutions for determining the availability of space on planes, adjusting the inventory of seats, and recording passe... View full abstract»

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  • Calculators

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):75 - 77
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    The Calculators column is intended to focus on that aspect of computing history that in many respects preceded the introduction of the computer and has paralleled the computer for the past 50 years as the original “desktop” machine, and in later years as the “pocket” machine. Through this column we hope to provide information for historians and collectors about the world of... View full abstract»

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  • The automation of proof: a historical and sociological exploration

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):7 - 29
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    This article reviews the history of the use of computers to automate mathematical proofs. It identifies three broad strands of work: automatic theorem proving where the aim is to simulate human processes of deduction; automatic theorem proving where any resemblance to how humans deduce is considered to be irrelevant; and interactive theorem proving, where the proof is directly guided by a human be... View full abstract»

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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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Nathan Ensmenger
Indiana University, School of Informatics & Computing
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