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Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE

Issue 2 • Date Feb. 2012

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  • [Front cover]

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  • Table of contents

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  • From the Editor's Desk

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 2 - 3
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  • [Masthead]

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 4
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  • Too Far Ahead of Its Time: Barclays, Burroughs, and Real-Time Banking

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 5 - 19
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    The historiography of computing has until now considered real-time computing in banking as predicated on the possibilities of networked ATMs in the 1970s. This article reveals a different story. It exposes the failed bid by Barclays and Burroughs to make real time a reality for British banking in the 1960s. View full abstract»

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  • Engineering Change: The Appropriation of Computer Technology at Grupo ICA in Mexico (1965—1971)

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 20 - 33
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    The Mexican civil engineering firm ICA installed its first computer, an IBM 1130, in 1966. By documenting the development of ICA's computing efforts over almost 15 years, the authors trace the influence of personnel and company practices, examine the development of technical and administrative applications, and explore the computer center's story within the broader history of ICA. View full abstract»

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  • Information Technologies in the German Democratic Republic (GDR), 1949–1989

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 34 - 48
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    The German Democratic Republic made a major commitment to the manufacture and use of computers, following common practices embraced by communist regimes during the Cold War. This article describes the political, economic, and technical results from the founding of the GDR to its demise in 1989. View full abstract»

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  • An Original Italian Dial Adder Rediscovered

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 49 - 59
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    An almost unknown calculating machine, deemed lost, has recently been discovered. It was invented and built before 1858 by Count Niccola Guinigi-Magrini, a nobleman from Lucca, Italy. The machine has a unique design and single-dial input device and is one of the few ancient Italian calculators still in existence. View full abstract»

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  • Events and Sightings

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 60 - 69
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  • Reviews [review of "A science of operations: machines, logic, and the invention of programming" (Priestley, M.; 2011) and "Moving targets: Elliott-automation and the dawn of the computer age in Britain" (Lavington, S.; 2011)]

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 70 - 72
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  • Indianapolis

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 73
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  • The LOCOMAT Project: Recomputing Mathematical and Astronomical Tables

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 74 - 79
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    The LOCOMAT project (http://locomat.loria.fr) contains reconstructions of approximately 60 historical mathematical and astronomical tables (nearly 200 PDF files) and links to about 2,000 digitized tables on Google Books and elsewhere. (LOCOMAT stands for LORIA Collection of Mathematical Tables, but it could also be read as the LORIA Collection of Mathematical and Astronomical Tables. LORIA is a research center in computer science, located in Nancy, France.) After giving a brief summary of the history of mathematical and astronomical tables, this article describes that project. View full abstract»

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  • Albert Vezza

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 80 - 85
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    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 85
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  • Ownership and the History of American Computing

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 88 - 87
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Aims & Scope

From the analytical engine to the supercomputer, from Pascal to von Neumann, from punched cards to CD-ROMs -- theIEEE Annals of the History of Computing covers the breadth of computer history.

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Editor-in-Chief
Lars Heide
Copenhagen Business School
Centre for Business History