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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 3 • July-Sept. 2003

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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • On the origins of :-)

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):82 - 83
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    A history of the Internet smiley. It was first used by people who were unused to communicating by writing (having mainly used the telephone) and who began to use the Internet for communication at a time when irony was much in use. There was much misunderstanding because they could not express irony effectively in writing. The smiley was therefore adopted as a convention to draw attention to ironic... View full abstract»

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  • Networking the world [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 84
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  • Bootstrapping: Douglas Engelbart, coevolution, and the origins of personal computing [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):84 - 85
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  • From whirlwind to mitre: The RandD story of the SAGE air defense computer [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):85 - 86
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  • When computers went to sea: The digitization of the United States Navy [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):86 - 87
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  • Technikleitbilder auf dem prufstand: Leitbild-assessment aus sicht der informatik und computer-geschichte (Visions of technology on the test-bed: Assessment of guiding visions from the perspective of the history of computing and informatics) [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):87 - 88
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  • Fire in the valley: The making of the personal computer [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 88
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  • Engines of logic: Mathematicians and the origin of the computer [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 89
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  • Obituaries: Harry Polachek [1913-2002]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):90 - 92
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  • Rob Kling [obituary]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):92 - 94
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  • The great machine theory of history

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):96 - 95
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  • Creating profit with computers: my life as CEO of Bonner & Moore Associates

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):30 - 47
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    When Bonner & Moore was formed in 1956, few-if any-other firms were offering computer consulting services to private industry. Over the years, Bonner & Moore's software development and computer modeling projects took the company far and wide, from Texas oil refineries to the other side of the globe. Its computer services created a solid financial success. View full abstract»

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  • Into digital computing through the back door

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):20 - 28
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    From a hazy dream of writing a great American novel to heading up the renowned Lockheed Skunk Works, Sherman Mullin explains how he came to be an engineer-in digital computing, moreover, when the rest of the world was still mostly analog. Like most people who entered the digital computing field in the 1950s, he had no formal education in this technology. Like others, he learned mostly by doing. He... View full abstract»

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  • Watson and me: a life at IBM

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):4 - 18
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    An edited and slightly augmented edition of an article written in 1944 by Walter Dickson Jones. Jones describes his career from 1912 until his retirement more than 40 years later. He began in Cleveland, Ohio, as a salesman for the Tabulating Machine Company. This merged with other companies to form the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR), which 10 years later changed its name to IBM. Jone... View full abstract»

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  • J.C.R. Licklider's vision for the IPTO

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):62 - 77
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    The Information Processing Techniques Office of the Advanced Research Projects Agency was founded in 1962 as a step toward realizing a flexible military command and control system. In setting the IPTO's research agenda for funding, its first director, J.C.R. Licklider, emphasized the development of time-sharing systems. This article looks at how Licklider's early vision of "a network of thinking c... View full abstract»

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  • Tabulating the heavens: computing the Nautical Almanac in 18th-century England

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):48 - 61
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    The question of how to accurately find longitude at sea was hotly debated in the mid-1700s. This article describes the lunar distance method, promoted by Nevil Maskelyne, the British Astronomer Royal. In 1767, Maskelyne began publishing the Nautical Almanac, which contained astronomical tables prepared by a small network of human computers during the period 1765-1809. This article will describe th... 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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Editor-in-Chief
Nathan Ensmenger
Indiana University, School of Informatics & Computing
nensmeng@indiana.edu