IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

Volume 40 Issue 1 • Jan.-Mar. 2018

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  • Table of Contents

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  • The History of Design in Computing

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  • Interviews 
  • Oral History of Dame Stephanie Shirley

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  • Feature Articles 
  • Less Is More in the Fifties: Encounters between Logical Minimalism and Computer Design during the 1950s

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):19 - 45
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    This article frames some important computing developments of the 1950s, connecting them to two older traditions, one within (mathematical) logic and one within engineering. Both traditions could be termed logical minimalism, meaning the systematic use of (mathematical) logic in designing minimal systems and devices. The logical tradition is part of the more general research programme into the foun... View full abstract»

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  • Aspects of the History of Computing in Modern Greece

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    This article aims to shed light on notable aspects of the history of computing in Greece, starting from 1920. We cover six areas, including the early days of computing in the country, the transition to the Internet era, the formation of a computer-related educational infrastructure, the evolution of data networks, and the growth of the software and hardware industry. In each area we highlight find... View full abstract»

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  • The Origins of the Architectural Metaphor in Computing: Design and Technology at IBM, 1957–1964

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    The familiarity of the term computer architecture makes it easy to forget the fundamental strangeness of the comparison it implies. When we speak about a buildings architecture, we suggest that it has an aesthetic as well as a utilitarian function. An architect seeks not just to shelter the users of a building from the elements but also to give shape and meaning to the activities that take place w... View full abstract»

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  • Biographies 
  • Thomas Harold (“Tommy”) Flowers: Designer of the Colossus Codebreaking Machines

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    Tommy Flowers, born 22 December 1905, died 28 October 1998, designed the Colossus codebreaking machines. View full abstract»

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  • The First Public Discussion of the Secret Colossus Project

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  • Reviews of Recent Publications by Aspray and Nelson [2 books reviewed]

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  • Algorithms under the Reign of Probability

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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