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Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE

Issue 2 • Date Apr-Jun 1998

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  • The ENIAC patent

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 54 - 58, 80
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    On 14 February 1996, the University of Pennsylvania celebrated the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the first electronic digital computer, named Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer or, to be short, the ENIAC. This article focuses on the patent aspects of the ENIAC development as distinguished from the technical aspects. View full abstract»

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  • Experiences With Computer Graphics In The United Kingdom In The 1970's

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 52 - 54
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  • Richard F. Clippinger: 1913-1997

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 59
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  • Richard Wesley Hamming: 1915-1998

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 60 - 62
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  • Helmut Hoelzer: 1912-1996

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 62 - 63
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  • Allen Newell: 1927-1992

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 63 - 76
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  • IEEE Computer Society Awards

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 79 - 80
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  • 1998 IEEE Medal Of Honor

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 80
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  • An Interview With Andries Van Dam

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 81 - 84
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  • Calculi: Images Of Computing In Olden And Modern Times [Reviews]

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 85
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  • The Fontana History Of The Mathematical Sciences [Reviews]

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 85 - 86
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  • Computer: A history of the information machine [Reviews]

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 86 - 87
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  • Netizens: On The History And Impact Of Usenet And The internet [Reviews]

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 87
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  • Graphics remembrances

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 35 - 51
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    The article is a collection of reminiscences that capture some of the spirit of the past days of computer graphics View full abstract»

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  • Was the IDIIOM the first stand-alone CAD platform?

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 14 - 19
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    This article recounts the development of a stand-alone CAD platform, the IDIIOM. The IDIIOM was developed during the mid-1960s at Information Displays, Inc. (IDI), then in Mt. Vernon, N.Y. According to its creators, the IDIIOM was the first general-purpose design workstation, the first commercial CADD platform, and the first software drafting package to operate on its own computer without communication links to a mainframe computer. The article follows IDI's startup, the company's evolution into the fledgling computer graphics field, IDI's development of stand-alone CADD hardware and software, and IDI's unwillingness to accept the emerging technology of the Direct View Storage Tube View full abstract»

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  • History and technology of computer fonts

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 30 - 34
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    Computer fonts have become widely popularized through the use of the Macintosh and Microsoft Windows software systems. This technology has been evolving for more than 30 years and has a number of underlying technologies that support the current high level of utility and quality View full abstract»

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  • SEAC and the start of image processing at the National Bureau of Standards

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 7 - 13
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    The National Bureau of Standards Electronic Automatic Computer, SEAC, completed in 1950, was the first electronic computer with an internally stored program in the U.S. government. This paper describes how scanning and computer processing of images began at the National Bureau of Standards in 1956 and how the use of SEAC made possible experiments that led to the widespread use of image processing and many other computer innovations View full abstract»

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  • Early computer graphics developments in the architecture, engineering and construction industry

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 20 - 29
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    Despite 30 years' experimentation and 20 years' availability of commercial products, the architecture, engineering, and construction industry in the mid-1990s had yet to achieve an effective integration of computer-based techniques into its business processes. Business processes in all industries are resistant to change, and people tend to use new tools in the same way they used their old ones: computers as pencils. In the architecture, engineering, and construction industry within the United States, this tendency has been aggravated by the segmentation of the work process into myriad specialties, frequently performed by separate companies, with the information flow obstructed by professional licensing, regulation, contracts, the profit motive, and even the training of design professionals. However, a number of developments-the emergence of object technology; industry standardization initiatives; widespread adoption of Internet technologies; and competitive pressures-are converging to create both the feasibility of and the necessity for rethinking and restructuring the industry. The article focuses on computer graphics precedents related to the architecture, engineering, and construction industry View full abstract»

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Aims & Scope

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

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Nathan Ensmenger
Indiana University, School of Informatics & Computing
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