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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing Volume 1 Number 2 -- Front Matter

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Original Publication Date: 1979-Oct-01
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Software Patent Institute

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Abstract

This is only our second issue, but it is indeed a very special one. Along with an interesting article on the origins of the computer industry, we are able to bring you an annotated bibliography of the entire history of computing literature, representing many years of dedicated work by Brian Randell, surely the most complete guide to the entire field available. It would be impossible, even if we tried, to cover all of the many facets of our history in any one Journal. At best, we can raise important questions, highlight major events and influences that shaped our industry, and record the ideas and impressions of our innovator`. Fortunately, others have been and are recording this history also, although they have not usually dedicated specific journals or books to that purpose. This bibliography, with Brian Randell's important and helpful annotations, will provide a means of searching for and validating historical threads as completely and effectively as possible. Any bibliography of this kind can never be complete. The Annals will publish supplements to the bibliography from time to time, and we shall most certainly help to build the literature ourselves. Incidentally, I'm sure that Brian would welcome contributions and suggestions for future editions of his bibliography.

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THIS DOCUMENT IS AN APPROXIMATE REPRESENTATION OF THE ORIGINAL.

Copyright ©; 1979 by the American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc. Used with permission.

Annals of the History of Computing Volume 1 Number 2 October 1979 [Front Matter]

Contents

About This Issue.....82

Article:

The Birth of an ERA: Engineering Research Associates, Inc. 1946-1955 Erwin Tomash and Arnold A. Cohen.....83

Bibliography

An Annotated Bibliography on the Origins of Computers Brian Randell.....101

Departments Anecdotes:

Some Memories of EDSAC l: 1950-1952 Sandy Douglas.....98

Reviews.....100

News and Notices.....208

About This Issue

This is only our second issue, but it is indeed a very special one. Along with an interesting article on the origins of the computer industry, we are able to bring you an annotated bibliography of the entire history of computing literature, representing many years of dedicated work by Brian Randell, surely the most complete guide to the entire field available.

It would be impossible, even if we tried, to cover all of the many facets of our history in any one Journal. At best, we can raise important questions, highlight major events and influences that shaped our industry, and record the ideas and impressions of our innovator`. Fortunately, others have been and are recording this history also, although they have not usually dedicated specific journals or books to that purpose. This bibliography, with Brian Randell's important and helpful annota...