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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing Volume 2 Number 4 -- Front Matter

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000129352D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Oct-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 15K

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Software Patent Institute

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Abstract

In this issue of the Annals we again span the wide range of the history of computing. First, we must pay tribute to a recently departed pioneer of our discipline. Jan Oblonsky has provided a warm and personal memorial to Antonin Svoboda that makes us realize how much Svoboda had to overcome during the war years and how much he contributed to our heritage. Velma and Harry Huskey have written an article about Lady Lovelace and Charles Babbage based on careful research in source documents from the mid-nineteenth century. The authors bring us an interesting image of Lady Lovelace -- perhaps new to many of us. We see her here as a woman of great strength and with a very keen mind. Remembering the customary role of women in the England of her day, we can appreciate how remarkable she was to accomplish so much in mathematics and in computing. The article by Hidetosi Takahasi on early Japanese computers should give us some insight into why the computer industry in Japan has grown so rapidly and effectively. The excellent foreword by Dick Tanaka gives us the perspective needed to round out the story of this rapid growth. Takahasi's article is a dramatic example of the role of the historical record in understanding the events of the present and future.

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THIS DOCUMENT IS AN APPROXIMATE REPRESENTATION OF THE ORIGINAL.

Copyright ©; 1980 by the American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc. Used with permission.

Annals of the History of Computing Volume 2 Number 4 October 1980 [Front Matter]

Contents About this Issue.....283

Articles Eloge: Antonin Svoboda, 1907-1980 -- Jan G. Oblonsky.....284 Lady Lovelace and
Charles Babbage -- Velma R. Huskey and Harry D. Huskey.....299 Some Important Computers
of Japanese Design -- Hidetosi Takahasi.....330 The CDC 6600 Project -- James E.

Thornton.....338 John von Neumann 's Influence on Electronic Digital Computing, 1944- 1946 --
Nancy Stern.....349

Departments Meetings in Retrospect: The Founding of SHARE, NCC'80 Pioneer Day.....363
News.....372 Anecdotes.....373 Comments, Queries, and Debate.....375 Referees.....377
Corrections.....377 Reviews..... [Material omitted]

About this Issue

In this issue of the Annals we again span the wide range of the history of computing. First, we must pay tribute to a recently departed pioneer of our discipline. Jan Oblonsky has provided a warm and personal memorial to Antonin Svoboda that makes us realize how much Svoboda had to overcome during the war years and how much he contributed to our heritage.

Velma and Harry Huskey have written an article about Lady Lovelace and Charles Babbage based on careful research in source documents from the mid-nineteenth century. The authors bring us an interesting image of Lady Lovelace -- perhaps new to many of us. We see her here as a woman of great strength and with a very keen mind. Remembering the customary role of women in the England of her day, we can appreciate how remarkable she was to accomplish so much in mathematics and in computing.

The article by Hidetosi Takahasi on early Japanese computers should give us some insight into why the computer industry in Japan has grown so rapidly and effectively. The excellent foreword by Dick Tanaka gives us the perspective needed to round out the story of this rapid growth. Takahasi's article is a dramatic example of the role of the historical record in understanding the events of the...