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Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 2 • Date April-June 1979

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  • About This Issue

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 82
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  • The Birth of an ERA: Engineering Associates, Inc. 1946-1955

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 83 - 97
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    An account is presented of the early years of a pioneering computer company, Engineering Research Associates, Inc. (ERA), which was formed in 1946 at St. Paul, Minnesota, with Navy encouragement. This company was merged into Remington Rand Inc., in 1952, as was Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation two years earlier. These mergers created the basis for what later became the Univac division of Sperry Rand Corporation, or Sperry Univac. ERA's technological contributions are discussed, along with the company's pre-merger growth and financing problems. There were post-merger problems, primarily of organizational integration, but solid groundwork was being laid for Sperry Rand's eventual success in the data processing industry. View full abstract»

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  • Some Memories of EDSAC I: 1950-1952

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 98 - 99, 208
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  • Reviews

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 100
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  • An Annotated Bibliography on the Origins of Digital Computers

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 101 - 207
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    The bibliography contains nearly 750 annotated and indexed citations to papers, books, and other items relating to the origins of the modern electronic computer. The topics covered range from early digital calculating devices and mechanical automata to the first stored program computers. New entries were added up to June 1979. View full abstract»

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  • News and Notices

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 208
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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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