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Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 2 • April-June 1985

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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 99
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  • Minutes of 1947 Patent Conference, Moore School of Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):100 - 116
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  • The Scientific Conceptualization of Information: A Survey

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):117 - 140
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    The article surveys the development of a scientific conceptualization of information during and in the decade following World War II. It examines the roots of information science in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century mathematical logic, physics, psychology, and electrical engineering, and then focuses on how Warren McCulloch, Walter Pitts, Claude Shannon, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, and No... View full abstract»

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  • A Note on Early Monte Carlo Computations and Scientific Meetings

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):141 - 155
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    This note describes what may have been the first formulation of a Monte Carlo calculation and reproduces the paper where the formulation is described. Speculation is given with respect to the origin of the name. Four early computer meetings at which Monte Carlo calculations were discussed are described. Anecdotes concerning Aiken, Curtiss, Metropolis, Ulam, and von Neumann are included. Finally, t... View full abstract»

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  • The Federal Computing Machine Program

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):156 - 163
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    In an article published in "Science" (Vol. 112, pp. 731-736, December 22, 1950), adapted from a talk given at a meeting of the Association for Computing Machinery in Washington on September 8, 1950, the author gives a brief account of some of the computing machines, both analog and digital, that were in operation on government problems or under construction for government agencies in 1950, and spe... View full abstract»

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  • Anecdotes [Jonathan Swift's Computing Invention]

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):164 - 165
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  • Self-Study Questions & Answers

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):166 - 178
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  • The Number 2-B Regrettor

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):167 - 176
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  • Meetings in Retrospect

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):179 - 183
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  • News and Notices

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 184
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  • Reviews

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):185 - 191
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Aims & Scope

From the analytical engine to the supercomputer, from Pascal to von Neumann, from punched cards to CD-ROMs -- Annals of the History of Computing covers the breadth of computer history.

 

This Periodical ceased publication in 1991. The current retitled publication is IEEE Annals of the History of Computing.

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