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Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE

Issue 3 • Date July-Sept. 2012

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  • Front Cover

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): c1
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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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  • US Government Computer Penetration Programs and the Implications for Cyberwar

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 4 - 21
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    The US Department of Defense was the driving force behind the development of sophisticated computer penetration methodologies. By analyzing the security of the nation's time-sharing computer systems, security analysts developed an expert understanding of computer penetration. Eventually, the US and its intelligence agencies utilized computer penetration techniques to wage offensive cyberattacks. View full abstract»

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  • History of Computing in Chile, 1961-1982: Early Years, Consolidation, and Expansion

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 22 - 33
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    Digital computing in Chile dates back to the years between 1961, when the first digital computer arrived in the country, and 1982, when the discipline reached a critical mass in equipment, personnel, education, research, and applications. The authors distinguish three stages in this historical period: the introduction of computers; the convergence and consolidation of academic, state, and industrial development; and the expansion of the discipline. View full abstract»

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  • Half a Century of Computing in the Serbian Copper Mining and Metallurgy Industry

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 34 - 43
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    The Copper Mining and Smelting Complex Bor (RTB Bor) in the Republic of Serbia has a long history of computer control and computer-aided data processing. Working within the confines of the Cold War era, RTB implemented and developed four generations of computers, becoming a major influence in the IT sector and the primary computer training resource in the region. View full abstract»

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  • The ENIAC's 1949 Determination of π

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    In January 1950, George W. Reitwiesner published an article describing the first use of a computer, the ENIAC, to calculate the decimal expansion of π. Starting with Reitwiesner's description of the calculation, the ENIAC's architecture, how it was programmed, and the mathematics used, this article examines why the calculation was undertaken, how it was done, and what was subsequently learned. View full abstract»

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  • Once Upon a Pocket: Programmable Calculators from the Late 1970s and Early 1980s and the Social Networks Around Them

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 55 - 66
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    Programmable pocket calculators of the mid-1970s opened up a new segment of the personal computing devices market. Calculator users established clubs, magazines, and conferences, and their interaction with manufacturers shaped the products' further development. This article explores one of the understudied roots of personal computing, through the evolution of the user communities formed around the TI-59 and HP-41C calculators. View full abstract»

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  • Reviews

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 67 - 69
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  • Events and Sightings

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 70 - 73
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  • An Early Statistical Calculation

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  • IEEE Computer Society Information Page

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  • Standards, Networks, and Critique

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 80
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Aims & Scope

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

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