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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing Volume 18 Number 4 -- Happenings

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Original Publication Date: 1996-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Oct-07
Document File: 3 page(s) / 19K

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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.

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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.

HAL's Birthday For a listing of events associated with the coming birthday of HAL, the computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey, go to: http://matia.stanford.edu/stork/HALTalks.html.

Virtual Museum of Computing Web Site

This site can be accessed from: http://www.comlab.ox.ac.uk/archive/other/computing.html.

It is also now mirrored by the International Council of Museums under: http://www.icom.org/vlmp/computing.html.

The museum includes the excellent Alan Turing WWW resource by Andrew Hodges, author of Turing's definitive biography. New URL links to resources on the history of computing for possible addition to this site are welcome, as are volunteers for new virtual "galleries."

Jonathan Bowen

Excellent New List

Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR) announces the creation of "Community Memory -- Discussion List on the History of Cyberspace," a moderated discussion list whose purpose is to explore the origins, history, and development of computer networks, computer hardware, computer software, computer science, and the environment collectively known as "cyberspace." Emphasis is placed on human factors -- on who knew whom and how ideas originated and spread.

This list is dedicated to the belief that awareness of history is an essential ingredient that can help us make reasoned decisions in the present and future. By exploring the history of cyberspace, topical issues we face today -- such as privacy concerns, equality of access to computing, hacking, computer literacy, intellectual property rights, and funding for long-term research and development -- are placed in a broader, historical context. Primary focuses will be on the evolution of ideas in computing and on the use of computers.

Many of the people involved in the creation of important technologies and organizations are on- line, and we ask them to consider joining this list. CPSR hopes to attract people who can provide first-hand accounts from a wide range of experiences, from the origins of digital

IEEE Computer Society, Dec 31, 1996 Page 1 IEEE Annals of the History of Computing Volume 18 Number 4, Pages 67-68

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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing Volume 18 Number 4 -- Happenings

computing in the 1940s to the present day. These accounts can describe government-funded projects, academic pr...