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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing Volume 9 Number 2 -- Front Matter

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Original Publication Date: 1987-Mar-31
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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 2 1987 [Front Matter]

Contents About this Issue - J. A. N. Lee.....111

The Evolution of Babbages' Calculating Engines - Allan G. Bromley.....113 MOBIDIC and
Fieldata - Watts S. Humphrey.....137 The Weiner Memorandum on the Mechanical Solution of
Partial Differential Equations - Pesi Masani, Brian Randell, David K. Ferry, and Richard Saeks.....183

Departments Happenings ENIAC 40th Anniversary - Harry D. Huskey Celebration at the Moor School - Harry D. Huskey Eckert at the Computer Museum - Maurice V. Wilkes

Self-Study Questions.....202

Anecdotes Babbage's Expectations for the Difference Engine - Maurice V. Wilkes James Wilkinson (1919-1986)

Comments, Queries, and Debate.....210 Babbage's Difference Engine No. 1 and the Production
of Sine Tables - C. J. D. Roberts Query on Hexadecimal Notation - Fred Gruenberger Burroughs B 500 Oral History - Bruce H. Bruemmer DASK, the First Danish Computer - Jakob Nielsen Smithsonian Exhibition on Computers and Flight - Paul Ceruzzi

Reviews.....214 Pebbles to Computers, The Thread - K. W. Smillie The Calculating Passion of
Ada Byron - Nancy Stern Other Literature [Material omitted]

About this Issue

The Changeover

During the latter part of 1984, as reported by Bernard Galler in the last issue, the Annals moved its base of operations from ACM, under the management of Mondy Dana, to Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. At the same time Galler chose to step down as editor-in-chief after eight years of active editorial duties, and several prior years of work that culminated in the establishment of the journal. In those years and through his leadership, the Annals was established as the primary journal of the field, and has often been referred to as the "journal of record" by our colleagues, readers, and authors. Galler collected a team of editors and advisers who represented a cross section of computer scientists interested in history, historians interested in computers and computing, and computer pioneers.

We have been further assisted by the constituent societies of AFIPS, and by the History of Computing Committee of the Federation, through a series of chairs including Jean Sammet, Daniel McCracken, Carl Hammer, and Walter Carlson. Through the auspices of the History Committee we have been able to participate in and report on a number of Pioneer Days (at successive National Computer Conferences) and reunions celebrating anniversaries of

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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing Volume 9 Number 2 -- Front Matter

historical events. In fact, the editors of the Annals have become well known as the moderators of such meetings.

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