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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing Volume 5 Number 4 -- Front Matter

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Original Publication Date: 1983-Oct-01
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Abstract

This Special Issue on SAGE, the pioneering computer-based air-defense system, has had, like SAGE itself, a complicated beginning. Two old SAGE hands, Mort Astrahan and Jack Jacobs, wrote an article on the design of the SAGE computer and submitted it to the Annals. Herb Benington, another old SAGE hand, was looking, at the time, into the possibility of republishing his 1956 paper on the development of the software for SAGE. Bernie Galler suggested that an entire issue of the Annals be devoted to SAGE, and in a weak moment, I agreed to act as editor. I recruited Jack Jacobs and Louise Meyer to help me, and we set to work.

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Copyright ©; 1983 by the American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc. Used with permission.

Annals of the History of Computing Volume 5 Number 4 October 1983 [Front Matter]

SPECIAL ISSUE: SAGE (Semi-Automatic Ground Environment)

Contents About this Issue - Robert R. Everett, Editor.....319

Contributors.....320

SAGE Overview - John F. Jacobs.....323

SAGE -- A Data-Processing System for Air Defense - Robert R. Everett, Charles A. Zraket, and Herbert D. Benington.....330

History of the Design of the SAGE Computer -- The AN/FSQ-7 - Morton M. Astrahan and John
F. Jacobs.....340

Production of Large Computer Programs - Herbert D. Benington.....350 The Cape Cod System -
C. Robert Wieser.....362

Radar Data Transmission - John V. Harrington.....370

A Perspective on SAGE: Discussion - Henry S. Tropp, Moderator.....375 Herbert D. Benington,
Robert Bright, Robert P. Crago, Robert R. Everett, Jay W. Forrester, John V. Harrington, John
F. Jacobs, Albert R. Shiely, Norman H. Taylor, and C. Robert Wieser

Reliability of Components - Jay W. Forrester.....399

SAGE at North Bay - Henry S. Tropp.....401

Epilogue - Robert R. Everett, Editor.....403

Departments Comments, Queries, and Debate.....404 Anecdotes.....406 Self-Study
Questions.....407 News and Notices.....407

Reviews.....411 Essay Reviews O. I. Franksen: Mr. Babbage Allan G. Bromley Herman Lukoff:
From Dits to Bits Martin Campbell-Kelly

Reviews Isaac Asimov: Biographical Encyclopedia K. W. Smillie Jacques Futrelle: "Thinking Machine" Eric A. Weiss M. R. Hord: ILLMC IV - Saul Rosen C. H. Meyer & S. M. Matyas: Cryptography Cipher A. Deavours T. J. Peters & R. H. Waterman: In Search of Excellence Eric
A. Weiss J. W. Stokes: 70 Years of Radio Tubes - Eric A. Weiss Gordon Welchman: Hut Six Story Cipher A. Deavours

Capsule Reviews [Material omitted]

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IEEE Computer Society, Oct 01, 1983 Page 1 IEEE Annals of the History of Computing Volume 5 Number 4, Pages 2_before_319-322

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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing Volume 5 Number 4 -- Front Matter

This Special Issue on SAGE, the pioneering computer-based air-defense system, has had, like SAGE itself, a complicated beginning. Two old SAGE hands, Mort Astrahan and Jack Jacobs, wrote an article on the design of the SAGE computer and submitted it to the Annals. Herb Benington, another old SAGE hand, was looking, at the time, into the possibility of republishing his 1956 paper on the development of the software for SAGE. Bernie Galler suggested that an entire issue of the Annals be devoted to SAGE, and in a weak moment, I agreed to act as editor. I recruited Jack Jacobs and Louise Meyer to help me, and we set to work.

SAGE was a very large enterprise involving dozens of organizations and thousands of people. A list of just the major contributors would be quite long. It was obvious that we could not hope to cover all the major aspects of SAGE -- its conce...