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Issue 2 • Date Feb. 2011

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  • [Front cover]

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  • Table of contents

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  • Contents

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  • From the Editor's Desk

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 2 - 3
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  • New Voices, New Topics

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 4 - 8
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  • Early Biomedical Computing and the Roots of Evidence-Based Medicine

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 9 - 23
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    The heavily computerized evidence-based medicine (EBM) approach to diagnosis and care aims to reorient medical practice toward adhering to standards and protocols generated by mass data analysis. By clarifying the connections between the 1960s National Institutes of Health effort to computerize medicine and the recent proliferation of EBM, this article illuminates the intellectual and institutiona... View full abstract»

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  • Hearing Aids and the History of Electronics Miniaturization

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 24 - 45
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    Electrical hearing aids were the principal site for component miniaturization and compact assembly before World War II. After the war, hearing aid users became the first consumer market for printed circuits, transistors, and integrated circuits. Due to the stigmatization of hearing loss, users generally demanded small or invisible devices. In addition to being early adopters, deaf and hard of hear... View full abstract»

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  • Casinos and the Digitization of the Slot Machine, 1950–1989

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 46 - 59
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    The last 30 years marked the unprecedented expansion of the casino industry and advances in gambling technology, particularly the slot machine. The development of the digital slot machine demonstrates the ways in which the culture of the casino floor and the specifics of the mechanical machine shaped the evolution of its digital successor. View full abstract»

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  • Personal Computers, Microhistory, and Shared Authority: Documenting the Inventor–Early Adopter Dialectic

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 60 - 74
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    Documenting the history of computers is complex because it requires not only documents but hardware, software, people, memories, and practice, together with an understanding of the information ecology that they constitute. An example from the author's own history with personal computers explores how these kinds of evidence are generated and how they might be gathered into archives for historical r... View full abstract»

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  • From DIY Computers to Illegal Copies: The Controversy over Tinkering with Microcomputers in Taiwan, 1980–1984

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 75 - 88
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    In the early 1980s, tinkerers assembling and modifying microcomputers opened up this black-boxed technology and helped popularize microcomputers in Taiwan. Such activities, however, prompted copyright suits between Apple Computer and Taiwanese computer manufacturers. This article delineates the debate around those suits and examines how this practice shaped new social meanings of microcomputers in... View full abstract»

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  • The Book Computer Structures: Thoughts After 40 Years

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 89 - 95
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  • William Alfred Higinbotham: Scientist, Activist, and Computer Game Pioneer

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 96 - 101
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  • Reviews [reviews of "The Computer Boys Take Over: Computers, Programmers, and the Politics of Technical Expertise" (Ensmenger, N; 2020) and "Gender Codes: Why Women Are Leaving Computing" (Misa, T.J.; 2010)]

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 102 - 104
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  • Greece [IEEE History Center]

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 105
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  • Events and Sightings

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 106 - 110
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  • Familiar Concepts, Unfamiliar Territory

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 112
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    The value of a comparative study of the early video game console industry and the development of the PC industry is demonstrated, for example, by an analysis of the differing roles of software in both industries. The function of software in the videogame industry differed greatly from its PC counterpart. Where the IBM PC was designed as an open platform for software development, the programmable v... View full abstract»

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Aims & Scope

The IEEE Annals of the History of Computing serves as a record of vital contributions which recount, preserve, and analyze the history of computing and the impact of computing on society.

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Editor-in-Chief
Nathan Ensmenger
Indiana University, School of Informatics & Computing
nensmeng@indiana.edu