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Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 1 • Date Jan.-March 1985

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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 3
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  • Eulogy: Dov Chevion, 1917-1983

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):4 - 6
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  • NASA's Manned Spacecraft Computers

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):7 - 18
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    Many people believe that NASA's extensive use of computers has kept the agency at the forefront of computer development. This study evaluates the hypothesis in regard to computers used on board manned spacecraft. The results show that NASA's contributions to computer science were made primarily in the areas of software verification and fault tolerance, and that overall, NASA has adopted proved tec... View full abstract»

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  • Christopher Strachey, 1916-1975: A Biographical Note

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):19 - 42
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    Christopher Strachey was one of the most original computer scientists of his generation: his fields were computer design and programming, and he made important contributions to them both. He liked to say (not quite accurately) that he had changed the direction of his career every seven years. The different phases of his life and career are reflected in the five sections of this note. View full abstract»

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  • On the History of the Minimum Spanning Tree Problem

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):43 - 57
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    It is standard practice among authors discussing the minimum spanning tree problem to refer to the work of Kruskal(1956) and Prim (1957) as the sources of the problem and its first efficient solutions, despite the citation by both of Boruvka (1926) as a predecessor. In fact, there are several apparently independent sources and algorithmic solutions of the problem. They have appeared in Czechoslova... View full abstract»

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  • Anecdotes [Who Was the Mysterious Countess?]

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):58 - 59
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  • Comment on the Review of IBM Journal

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):60 - 62
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  • History of Computers in Canada

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):63 - 65
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  • Self-Study Questions & Answers

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):65 - 69
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  • News and Notices

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):66 - 67
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  • Reviews

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):70 - 79
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  • Index to Volume 6

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):83 - 95
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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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