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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing Volume 8 Number 3 -- Front Matter

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Original Publication Date: 1986-Jul-01
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Abstract

Because this issue of the Annals of the History of Computing will reach readers who are not among our regular subscribers, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce the Annals, and to reflect on our own history. This Special Issue celebrates the 25th anniversary of AFIPS, and it also represents an anniversary for the Annals: our first issue was published just seven years ago, in July 1979.

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THIS DOCUMENT IS AN APPROXIMATE REPRESENTATION OF THE ORIGINAL.

Copyright ©; 1986 by the American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc. Used with permission.

Annals of the History of Computing Volume 8 Number 3 July 1986 [Front Matter]

SPECIAL ISSUE AFIPS 1961 - 1986 25th Anniversary Rosamond W. Dana and Henry S Tropp, Editors

About this Issue - Bernard A. Galler.....211

Contributors.....212

Introduction - Stephen S. Yau.....216

Prologue Rosamond W. Dana and Henry S Tropp, Editors.....217

Brief Histories of AFIPS and Its Constituent Societies.....219

Reflections on a Quarter-Century: AFIPS Founders - Paul Armer, Morton M. Astrahan,.....225
Isaac L. Auerbach, Walter M. Carlson, Arnold A. Cohen, Margaret R. Fox, Claude A. R. Kagan, Morris Rubinoff, Jack Sherman, Willis H. Ware

Harry H. Goode, June 30, 1909-October 30,1960 Isaac L. Auerbach.....257

Personal Recollections on the First Quarter-Century of AFIPS Robert W. Rector.....261

Why AFIPS Invested in History Walter M. Carlson.....270

Perspectives on a Quarter-Century: AFIPS Presidents Willis H. Ware, Edwin L. Harder,.....275
Bruce Gilchrist, Paul Armer, Richard I. Tanaka, Keith W. Uncapher, Walter L. Anderson, George Glaser, Anthony Ralston, Theodore J. Williams, Albert S. Hoagland, J. Ralph Leatherman, Sylvia Charp, Stephen S. Yau

AFIPS in Retrospect - Willis H. Ware.....303

Departments Self-Study Questions.....311

Comments, Queries, and Debate.....312

A Correction to a Review - Mina Rees Hollerith at Computing-Tabulating-Recording - G D. Austrian

Reviews.....315 Moore School Lectures - Maurice V Wilkes Computer Museum Slide Set - J A.
N Lee K. Zuse's "Der Computer, Mein Lebenswerk" Paul E. Ceruzzi Capsule Reviews [Material omitted]

About this Issue

Because this issue of the Annals of the History of Computing will reach readers who are not among our regular subscribers, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce the Annals, and

IEEE Computer Society, Jul 01, 1986 Page 1 IEEE Annals of the History of Computing Volume 8 Number 3, Pages 2_before_211-218

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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing Volume 8 Number 3 -- Front Matter

to reflect on our own history. This Special Issue celebrates the 25th anniversary of AFIPS, and it also represents an anniversary for the Annals: our first issue was published just seven years ago, in July 1979.

Some people wondered then if we would find enough to write about in a field that is often considered to be only 40 years old (in fact, the ENIAC's 40th anniversary was just celebrated). We had two answers to that. For one thing, the roots of our field go back to antiquity. We have published a number of articles on such early computational devices as Inca quipus, mechanical calculators of the Renaissance, and other precursors of modern electronic computers. Second, even if we were to focus entirely on modern developments, more than enough history is already available for an industry and an academic discipline that is un...