IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 3 • Jul.-Sep. 2018

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  • Front Cover

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  • Call for Papers

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  • Table of Contents 
  • Table of Contents

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  • Guest Editor's Introduction 
  • Desktop Publishing: Laying the Foundation

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  • Masthead

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  • History of Desktop Publishing: Laying the Foundation 
  • Rocappi: Computerizing the Publishing Industry

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):8 - 24
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    In 1963, John Seybold started the company Rocappi to use computer technology to produce and typeset complex, high-quality books, catalogs, directories, manuals, magazines, and other typeset documents. Over the next seven years, with the participation of his son, Jonathan W. Seybold, Rocappi pioneered the use of computers for publishing. View full abstract»

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  • How Atex Helped an Industry Change the World

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  • More about Atex

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  • History of Desktop Publishing: Laying the Foundation 
  • The Xerox Alto Publishing Platform

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):38 - 54
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    Starting in 1973, researchers at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) built the first networked workstation platform (Alto and Ethernet) and a suite of applications and services to explore office automation. Separate interactive tools allowed people to create and edit different sorts of document content, which were then merged onto pages using Press files, a page description file format. View full abstract»

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  • How Modeless Editing Came To Be

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    Several word processing and desktop publishing innovations grew out of 1970s research by Larry Tesler and his collaborators at Stanford and Xerox PARC. One prototype was PUB, a markup language for print publishing. Another was Gypsy, a text editor with a cut/copy/paste command suite that became the de facto standard in desktop publishing and most other applications. View full abstract»

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  • The Origins of PostScript

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    Introduced by Adobe Systems in 1984, PostScript was a unique device-independent approach to describing the appearance of a printed page, for the first time allowing pages to be printed on a range of devices of different resolutions. From 1984 to 1987, the use of PostScript by printer manufacturers grew to the point that it became the de facto standard. This article describes the 11-year sequence o... View full abstract»

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  • History of Desktop Publishing: Laying the Foundation 
  • TeX: A Branch of Desktop Publishing, Part 1

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):78 - 93
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    Donald Knuth began the development of TEX in 1977 and had an initial version running in 1978, with the aim of typesetting mathematical documents with the highest quality, and with archival reproducibility far into the future. Its usage spread, and today the TEX system remains in use by a vibrant user community. However, the world of TEX has always been somewhat out... View full abstract»

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  • Interviews 
  • Interview with Charles Bigelow

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    Charles Bigelows career parallels the development of digital font technology. He has designed fonts and consulted about font technology to many of the companies that created desktop publishing systems. He has also written extensively on digital font technology and taught at RISD, Stanford, and RIT. View full abstract»

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  • Events & Sightings 
  • IPSJ Certifies 100 IP Technology Heritage Artifacts in 10 Years

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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