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Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 1 • Date Jan.-March 1990

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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 1
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  • Specifications of Twelve Early Computers Made in France

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 3 - 4
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    Tables 1 and 2 present the main computers designed and installed in France during the first two "generations." Two IBM machines - the 650 and the 1401 - are included to enable readers to compare the French computers with these two "bestsellers" which marked their time. View full abstract»

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  • From Gamma 2 to Gamma E.T.: The Birth of Electronic Computing at Bull

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 5 - 22
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    In 1949 the bull company created a team of electronics engineers. Two of them traveled to the U.S.A. in order to become acquainted with recent achievements in electronic computing. In 1951, they developed the Gamma 2 calculator, based on germanium diodes and delay lines and designed to be connected to the Bull BS tabulator for business applications. A commercial version, the Gamma 3, marketed in 1... View full abstract»

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  • The SEA CAB 500 Computer

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 23 - 29
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    The CAB 500 was planned by SEA as a low cost, simple to use computer, primarily for scientific calculations. The technology used was magnetic amplifiers, transistors, ferrite cores, and a magnetic drum, with input/output on perforated paper tape. It could be used in two modes: as a stored program computer or as a desk calculator. It was a micro-programmed machine, and a high-level language PAF (Pr... View full abstract»

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  • American Scientists and Calculating Machines - From Novelty to Commonplace

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 31 - 40
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    Over the period 1865-1920, individual fascination with new commercial computing devices transformed the reduction of scientific data in the United States. At Columbia University, arithmometers and Brunsviga calculating machines, purchased as novelties, were put to use by astronomers. At the New York Meteorological Observatory, comptometers offered a new way to average large numbers of records. By ... View full abstract»

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  • The Cellar Principle of State Transition and Storage Allocation

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 41 - 49
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    The grammar of arithmetic formulas was the pilot example for developing parsing techniques for Chomsky grammars. It is shown how stacks were introduced and how they turned out to be powerful instruments within compilers by controlling state transitions at compile time and storage allocation at run time. View full abstract»

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  • Happenings

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 51 - 55
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  • Self-Study Questions & Answers

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 55
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  • Anecdotes

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 55 - 61
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  • Biographies

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 61 - 62
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  • Comments, queries, and debate

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 62 - 72
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  • Reveiws

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 72 - 73
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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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