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Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE

Issue 2 • Date April-June 2003

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  • Assertions: a personal perspective

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 14 - 25
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  • Developing telnet's negotiated options

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 80 - 82
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  • They dream tomorrow: A portrait of Ada Lovelace [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 83
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  • True genius: The life and science of John Bardeen [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 83 - 84
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  • Computers: An illustrated history [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 84 - 85
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  • Leonardo's laptop: Human needs and the new computing technologies [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 85
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  • Building the Manchester differential analyzers: A personal reflection

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 86 - 92
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  • Before the internet, there was cable

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 96 - 95
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  • Before the B5000: Burroughs computers, 1951-1963

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 50 - 61
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    Like many companies entering the computer industry, Burroughs began by working on US government contracts. Once sufficient expertise had been gained, the company entered the general-purpose computer market. The Datatron computer, obtained through the ElectroData Corporation acquisition, was a modest success in the late 1950s; however, pioneering work on transistor computers for military contracts was not immediately transferred to the commercial marketplace. View full abstract»

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  • The making of the MCM/70 microcomputer

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 62 - 75
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    MCM/70, manufactured by Micro Computer Machines (MCM), was a small desktop microcomputer designed to provide the APL programming language environment for business, scientific, and educational use. MCM was among the first companies to fully recognize and act upon microprocessor technology's immense potential for developing a new generation of cost-effective computing systems. This article discusses the pioneering work on personal microcomputers conducted at MCM in the early 1970s and, in particular, the making of the MCM/70 microcomputer. View full abstract»

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  • Behind the curtain at LEO: a personal reminiscence

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 3 - 13
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    This reminiscence recalls the environment in which LEO came to be built, the personalities involved, the major problems that were encountered, and the circumstances that led to the disappearance of the brand at the time when it was achieving its greatest successes. From first to last, LEO's active life span was only 20 years. View full abstract»

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  • The early search for tractable ways of reasoning about programs

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 26 - 49
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    This article traces the history - up to around 1990 - of research on reasoning about programs. The main focus is on sequential imperative programs but some comments are made on concurrency. The main thesis is that the idea of reasoning about programs has been around since they were first written; the search has been to find tractable methods. View full abstract»

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

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Lars Heide
Copenhagen Business School
Centre for Business History