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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing Volume 9 Number 1 -- Front Matter

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Original Publication Date: 1987-Jan-01
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Abstract

In the last issue, I mentioned that some important changes with regard to the publication of the Annals were in progress. The reason for these changes is that the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) has been undergoing a reexamination of its various activities and would evidently not be able to continue its support for the publication of the Annals.

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THIS DOCUMENT IS AN APPROXIMATE REPRESENTATION OF THE ORIGINAL.

Copyright ©; 1987 by the American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc. Used with permission.

Annals of the History of Computing Volume 9 Number 1 1987 [Front Matter]

SPECIAL ISSUE The Burroughs B 5000 Robert F. Rosin, Editor

Contents About this Issue - Bernard A. Galler.....1 Contributors.....2

Prologue: The Burroughs B 5000 - Robert F. Rosin, Editor.....6 Announcing the B 5000 - Ken T.
Bement.....8 A New Approach to the Functional Design of a Digital Computer - R. S.

Barton.....11 Design of the B 5000 System - William Lonergan and Paul King.....16 Operating
System for the B 5000 - Clark Oliphint.....23 Automated Secondary Storage Management - F. B.
MacKenzie.....29 Discussion: The Burroughs B 5000 in Retrospect.....37 Robert S. Barton, Henri
Berce, George A. Collins, Bobby A. Creech, David M. Dahm, Benjamin A. Dent, V. James Ford, Bernard A. Galler, John E. S. Hale, Erwin A. Hauck, Joseph T. Hootman, Paul D. King, Norman
L. Kreuder, William R. Lonergan, Duncan MacDonald, F. Bradley MacKenzie, Clark Oliphint, Ralph Pearson, Robert F. Rosin, Lloyd D. Turner, and Richard Waychoff Epilogue - Bernard A. Galler.....93

Departments Self-Study Questions.....95

Notices.....96

Reviews.....100 George Boole - His Life and Work K. W. Smillie IBM vs. Japan - Philip H. Dorn
A History of Computing Technology - James W. Cortada Misunderstanding Media - Eric A. Weiss Capsule Review [Material omitted]

About this Issue

In the last issue, I mentioned that some important changes with regard to the publication of the Annals were in progress. The reason for these changes is that the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) has been undergoing a reexamination of its various activities and would evidently not be able to continue its support for the publication of the Annals.

During the National Computer Conference in June 1986, AFIPS decided to make an arrangement with a commercial publisher. I am pleased to report to you that we have been successful in contracting with Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., to publish the Annals on behalf of AFIPS. Springer has a long, distinguished history, with a fine reputation in scientific publishing. The company is based in Germany, with offices in cities around the world; the New York office is an independent publishing operation.

The arrangement with Springer leaves the Editorial Board in place, along with our established editorial policies. Some changes in the procedures for producing the Annals are being instituted to integrate the Annals with the other journals that Springer publishes and to increase efficiency. I don't believe that our readers will see any problems in these changes. What you will see is a somewhat higher subscription price now that the AFIPS subsidy has been discontinued. We are certain that the Annals will merit your support even more than in the past.

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