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

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Original Publication Date: 1982-Apr-01
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Abstract

We begin this issue with a memorial article by Heinz Zemanek commemorating the life and work of the Russian computer scientist V. M. Glushkov. In addition to being the IFIP representative from the Soviet Union, Glushkov contributed to computer science through his publications in automata theory and his work in programming languages. The article by Mina Rees on the activities and the influence of the Office of Naval Research shows how the ONR helped the United States take the lead in computer science and engineering after World War II. There was a delicate interplay among several government agencies, industrial concerns, and universities, and we see here how a variety of interests coincided to foster cooperation and a common purpose at a critical time in our history. In previous articles in the Annals, Martin Campbell-Kelly analyzed software and hardware developments at three major centers in England during the early years of computing. In this issue he merges those analyses into a comparison of the influences of the three centers on other British efforts in the 1950s.

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THIS DOCUMENT IS AN APPROXIMATE REPRESENTATION OF THE ORIGINAL.

Copyright ©; 1982 by the American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc. Used with permission.

Annals of the History of Computing Volume 4 Number 2 April 1982 [Front Matter]

Contents About this Issue.....99 Eloge: Victor Mikhaylovich Glushkov, 1923-1982 - Heinz
Zemanek.....100

Articles The Computing Program of the Office of Naval Research, 1946-1953 - Mina Rees.....102 The Development of Computer Programming in Britain (1945 to 1955) - Martin
Campbell-Kelly.....121 Automatic Computing Machinery - George R. Stibik.....140 George A.
Philbrick and Polyphemus -- The First Electronic Training Simulator - Per A. Hoist.....143

Departments Biographies: John von Neumann - S. Ulam.....157 Meetings in Retrospect: Clark
on LINC; Burks on Stored Program.....182 News and Notices.....184 Comments, Queries, and
Debate.....185 Reviews: The Soul of a New Machine - Philip H. Dorn..... [Material omitted]

About this Issue

We begin this issue with a memorial article by Heinz Zemanek commemorating the life and work of the Russian computer scientist V. M. Glushkov. In addition to being the IFIP representative from the Soviet Union, Glushkov contributed to computer science through his publications in automata theory and his work in programming languages.

The article by Mina Rees on the activities and the influence of the Office of Naval Research shows how the ONR helped the United States take the lead in computer science and engineering after World War II. There was a delicate interplay among several government agencies, industrial concerns, and universities, and we see here how a variety of interests coincided to foster cooperation and a common purpose at a critical time in our history.

In previous ar...