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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing Volume 18 Number 3 -- Happenings

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Original Publication Date: 1996-Sep-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Oct-07
Document File: 6 page(s) / 26K

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Software Patent Institute

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GEOFFREY BOWKER: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The Happenings department reports on past, present, and future events of interest to the history of computing. These events include conferences, appropriate sessions from meetings, exhibits, projects, awards, publications, collections, general memorabilia, and important dates in the history of computing. Contributions to the department are encouraged and should consist of a description or report of the event, highlighting its specific relevance.

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THIS DOCUMENT IS AN APPROXIMATE REPRESENTATION OF THE ORIGINAL.

Copyright ©; 1996 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Happenings

GEOFFREY BOWKER, EDITOR

The Happenings department reports on past, present, and future events of interest to the history of computing. These events include conferences, appropriate sessions from meetings, exhibits, projects, awards, publications, collections, general memorabilia, and important dates in the history of computing.

Contributions to the department are encouraged and should consist of a description or report of the event, highlighting its specific relevance.

Gordon Pask

One of the great figures in the history of cybernetics, Gordon Pask, has died. There is a web site dedicated to his work at http://www.venus.co.uk/gordonpask/; this also contains a listing of the Pask archives.

Web Sites of Interest

University of Virginia Computer Science Museum

This site has photos and descriptions of many antique and obsolete computing artifacts and related items: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/brochure/museum.html.

Mind Machine Web Museum

This museum is at: http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~hlayer/computer.history.mm.html.

Algorithms for Egyptian Fractions

Interested in the history of mathematics? Visit: http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/numth/egypt/.

The Evolution of Computers

Generations -- the Evolution of Computers is at: http://www.dg.com/features/generations/generations.html.

IEEE Computer Society, Sep 30, 1996 Page 1 IEEE Annals of the History of Computing Volume 18 Number 3, Pages 74-76

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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing Volume 18 Number 3 -- Happenings

Calculating Machines

Eraz Kaplan has opened a Calculating Machines Web site: tip//www.webcom.com/calc.

Manchester, England, Preparations

As part of the buildup to the 50th anniversary celebrations for the Manchester Mark 1 (in 1998), visit its site at: http//www.cs.man.ac.uk/mark l/index.html.

The City of Manchester is organizing a three-week festival of arts and sciences called Universal Machine, June 1-21, 1998.

National Archive for the History of Computing

The National Archive for the History of Computing at the University of Manchester in the UK now has its updated catalogue online. The URL is: http://www.man.ac.uk/Science Engineering/ CHSTM/nahc.htm.

The archive is the largest collection of documents relating to the development of computing, computer science, computer manufacture, and information technologies in Britain. It also has a rich collection of several thousand photographs relating to the history of computing.

The Computer Conservation Society

The Computer Conservation Society, a special interest group of the British Computer Society in association with the Science Museum of London and the Museum of Science and Industry of Manchester, now has an ftp archive site. All issues of the society quarterly bulletin, Resurrection, are available in several formats, as well as...