IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

Volume 39 Issue 4 • October-December 2017

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  • Front Cover 
  • [Front cover]

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  • Table of Contents 
  • Table of contents

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  • From the Editor’s Desk 
  • From the Editor’s Desk

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  • Think Piece 
  • Do Computers Follow Rules Once Followed by Workers?

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  • Reviews 
  • Reviews

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  • Feature Article 
  • The “IBM Family”: American Welfare Capitalism, Labor, and Gender in Postwar Germany

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):12 - 26
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    This article examines corporate labor and gender relations in transatlantic perspective. It argues that the gendered communication of IBM's Thomas Watson Sr. shaped labor relations in his company's West German subsidiary. In the United States, Watson acted as a business progressive, expanding internationally, opening professional careers to young women, and implementing welfare capitalist measures... View full abstract»

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  • Imagining the Personal Computer: Conceptualizations of the Homebrew Computer Club 1975–1977

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):27 - 39
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    The Homebrew Computer Club was a hobbyist group in the San Francisco Bay Area dedicated to helping people build their own home personal computers. I analyze their writings between 1975 and 1977, in order to understand how their values became embedded in the technology they built, establishing how the personal computer should be used and thought of. These values were based in ideals of open informa... View full abstract»

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  • “Only the Initiates Will Have the Secrets Revealed”: Computational Chemists and the Openness of Scientific Software

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):40 - 58
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    Computational chemistry is a scientific field within which the computer is a pivotal element. This scientific community emerged in the 1980s and was involved with two major industries: the computer manufacturers and the pharmaceutical industry, the latter becoming a potential market for the former through molecular modeling software packages. We aim to address the difficult relationships between s... View full abstract»

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  • Path Creation in the Software Industry—The Case of Software AG

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    The article analyzes the development of the German software company Software Aktiengesellschaft (AG), which was among the few European companies that succeeded in the US market already in the 1970s. Utilizing the concept of path creation, it examines how early success impacted the development of the company. It shows that at least two paths in the development, the focus on the Adaptable Database S... View full abstract»

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  • Biographies 
  • Anne-Louise Guichard Radimsky: An Educator and a Champion for Diversity in Computing

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):81 - 84
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    The life and career of Anne-Louise Radimsky intersects continents, cultures, and disciplines, and reveals the pathways available to women in the early years of computer science in the United States and in France. Having accepted a scholarship to study computer science in the United States in 1966, a young aerospace engineer, Anne-Louise Guichard (later Radimsky) embarked on the lifelong journey to... View full abstract»

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  • Anecdote 
  • The LISP 2 Project

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):85 - 92
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  • Events and Sightings 
  • Events and Sightings

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):93 - 96
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  • IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY: Be at the Center of It All

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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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Meet Our Editors

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