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Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 1 • Date Jan.-March 1980

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  • About This Issue

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 3
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  • Preserving Computer-Related Source Material

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 4 - 6
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  • Programming the EDSAC: Early Programming Activity at the University of Cambridge

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 7 - 36
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    The EDSAC computer was completed at Cambridge University, England, in May 1949. By early 1950 a programming system had been set up and the EDSAC began to attract a number of regular users. This article describes the development of the programming system between the first operation of the machine in May 1949 and the end of that year. Subsequent programming developments in 1950-1952 are also describ... View full abstract»

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  • The First Seven Years of Polish Digital Computers

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 37 - 48
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    During the 1950s and 1960s the Group for Mathematical Apparatus of the Mathematical Institute in Warsaw designed and built several digital computers. This paper discusses the increasing complexity and sophistication of the Polish computers as they were developed. View full abstract»

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  • A Trilogy on Errors in the History of Computing

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 49 - 59
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    This article identifies published errors and misunderstandings in three areas of the history of computing and provides the results of research intended to correct these errors. The three areas addressed are: (1) awareness of the work of Charles Babbage among the originators of modern computers; (2) the origins of the stored-program concept; (3) the distinction between the MANIAC and the IAS machin... View full abstract»

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  • Computer Advances Pioneered by Cryptologic Organizations

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 60 - 70
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    When the modern electronic computer proposals pioneered by von Neumann, Eckert, Mauchly, and others in the 1940s were under development, the Army and Navy predecessors of today's National Security Agency were quick to realize that their great power and versatility promised exciting improvements in cryptologic applications. Many of the NSA-supported projects were among industry "firsts," and featur... View full abstract»

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  • The Charles Babbage Institute for the History of Information Processing

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 71 - 74
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    The Charles Babbage Institute for the History of Information Processing (CBI), with AFIPS as a major supporter and participant, has undertaken to continue the task of conducting and otherwise promoting historical research in the field of data processing. And many pioneers in this young field are not only still alive, but are participating in the development of the institute and its programs. View full abstract»

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  • Activities of AFIPS History of Computing Committee

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 75 - 76
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  • News and Notices

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 76 - 78
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  • Meetings in Retrospect

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 79 - 82
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  • Comments, queries, and debate

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 83 - 88
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  • Reviews

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 88 - 94
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  • Contributions to the Annals of the History of Computing

    Publication Year: 1980 , Page(s): 95 - 96
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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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