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Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 3 • Date July-Sept. 1990

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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 157
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  • GRIN: The History of a Laboratory

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 159 - 166
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    Together with Grenoble, Paris, Toulouse, and Nantes, Nancy was one of the first French universities in which computer science appeared 30 years ago. The history of computer science in each French university has its own particular character. Through such a history (1960-1975) one can understand a certain number of general phenomena. View full abstract»

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  • The French Society of Computer Scientists: AFCET

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 167 - 176
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    The French Learned Society for Computer Scientists, AFCET (Association Française pour la Cybernétique Economique et Technique) originated in 1968 with the merger of four associations for automatic control, operational research, information processing, and instrumentation and control, all of which were considered to be components of the term "cybernetics." The novelty of this process ex... View full abstract»

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  • Work for the Hairdressers: The Production of de Prony's Logarithmic and Trigonometric Tables

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 177 - 185
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    A summary account is given of the large set of logarithmic and trigonometric tables produced at the end of the 18th century under the direction of Gaspard Riche de Prony. Although they were completed in 1801, their size made publication a costly task; and it was never done, despite the fact that printing was started more than once and various efforts were made over the years to find finance. Event... View full abstract»

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  • An Experimental Model of an Electronic Computer

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 187 - 197
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    Helmut Schreyer describes the development and construction of a model to test the feasibility of an electronic computer. This work was done, in association with the computer pioneer Konrad Zuse, in the isolation of wartime Germany during the period 1941-1943. Schreyer relates the circumstances and events which led up to this project and he comments on the similarity of his basic electronic circuit... View full abstract»

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  • Happenings

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 199 - 203
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  • Self-Study Questions & Answers

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 204
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  • Anecdotes

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 205 - 209
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  • Reviews

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 210 - 213
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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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