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Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE

Issue 2 • Date April-June 2008

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): c2
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  • From the Editor's Desk

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 2
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  • The Technical Development of Internet Email

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 3 - 29
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    Development and evolution of the technologies and standards for Internet email took formatting more than 20 years, and arguably is still under way. The protocols to move email between systems and the rules for formatting messages have evolved, and- been largely replaced at least once. This article traces that evolution, with a focus on why things look as they do today. View full abstract»

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  • Netlib and NA-Net: Building a Scientific Computing Community

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 30 - 41
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    Two resources evolved in the early 1980s to serve the needs of the scientific computing community. These resources were Netlib, a software repository that facilitated distribution of public-domain software, and NA-Net, a file of analysts' contact information that eventually supported an online directory and newsletter digest. The authors who created Netlib and NA-Net explain the history of these resources and their continuing impact. View full abstract»

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  • Defining the Computer: Herbert Simon and the Bureaucratic Mind--Part 1

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 42 - 51
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    Herbert Simon understood the computer, the organization, and the individual mind as being "species of the genus information processor." By defining the computer in this way - in a new understanding of mind and machine - Simon hoped to provide answers to the problems of choice and control in complex systems. Part 1 discusses Simon's work before he came to computing. Part 2 covers Simon's early work in computer science. View full abstract»

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  • Defining the Computer: Herbert Simon and the Bureaucratic Mind--Part 2

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 52 - 63
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    Herbert Simon's early work in computer science focused on how and why he came to understand the computer, the organization, and the individual mind as being "species of the genus information processor." To him these three were alike because they were, essentially, both organisms and bureaucracies. Part 2 of this article examines Simon's important work in computer science of the 1950s, including cognitive science and Al. View full abstract»

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  • Events and Sightings

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 64 - 67
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  • The Engineer's Tale: The Founding of Software Publishing Corporation

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 68 - 70
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  • IEEE Computer Society Information

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 71
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  • From Alcoa to Anacom - Pittsburgh

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 72 - 73
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  • Biographies

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 74 - 81
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  • IEEE Annals 2008 Editorial Calendar

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 83
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  • Following Digital Ripples

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 84
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    This article follows computerization into the automobile repair shop and calls on historians to trace computing technology into other blue-collar occupations. View full abstract»

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  • [Masthead]

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): c3
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  • IEEE Computer Society Digital Library [advertisement]

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): c4
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Aims & Scope

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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Editor-in-Chief
Lars Heide
Copenhagen Business School
Centre for Business History