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Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 4 • Date Oct.-Dec. 1990

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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 217 - 218
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  • The Beginnings of Computing Activities at the Atomic Energy Authority, 1952-1972

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 219 - 225
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    The French Atomic Energy Authority (Commissariat àl'Énergie Atomique or CEA) started to investigate electronic computing in 1952 and in 1956 created a specialized team, trained in England. It bought its first digital computers in 1957. From then on it continually acquired the most powerful computing equipment available (IBM Stretch, IBM 360/91, CDC 7600) to meet the needs of both civil... View full abstract»

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  • Informatics in the Defense Industry

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 227 - 240
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    This is the story of the first sixteen years of Informatics in Defense, as seen by a man who was a spectator from inside, then actor, and devoted all his active life to informatics as experience, and to Defense Minister as duty. These years were important because nobody in France outside of the Defense had simultaneous interest in computers and the budget for research about it. Industry was not mo... View full abstract»

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  • A Look into the Future of Information Processing

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 241 - 251
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    The computing center of the Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremburg in Germany, was inaugurated on November 29, 1968, with the installation of a Control Data 3300. In this invited address given in celebration of the event at that time, the attempted to forecast the future of information processing during the 20 years to follow. View full abstract»

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  • Another Look into the Future of Information Processing, 20 Years Later

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 253 - 260
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    The Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremburg, Germany, celebrated in November 1988 the 20th anniversary of the opening of its computing center. In a text prepared for that occasion, the author reviews a 20-year forecast he made in 1968 for the opening ceremony and projects it for another 20 years. View full abstract»

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  • Happenings

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 261 - 264
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  • Self-Study Questions & Answers

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 267 - 268
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  • Anecdotes

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 269 - 276
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  • Biographies

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 277 - 285
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  • Comments, queries, and debate

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 286
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  • Museums and Archives

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 287 - 290
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  • Reviews

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 291 - 293
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  • Index to volume 12

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 297 - 309
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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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