Peggy Aldrich Kidwell

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Over the period 1865-1920, individual fascination with new commercial computing devices transformed the reduction of scientific data in the United States. At Columbia University, arithmometers and Brunsviga calculating machines, purchased as novelties, were put to use by astronomers. At the New York Meteorological Observatory, comptometers offered a new way(More)
The Reviews Department includes reviews of publications, films, audio and videotapes, and exhibits relating to the history of computing. Full length studies of technical, economic, business, social and institutional aspects or other works of interest to Annals readers are briefly noted, with appropriate bibliographic information. Colleagues are encouraged(More)
From at least the time of Thomas Edison, U.S. engineers have used the word " bug " to refer to flaws in the systems they developed. This short word conveniently covered a multitude of possible problems. It also suggested that difficulties were small and could be easily corrected. IBM engineers who installed the ASSC Mark I at Harvard University in 1944(More)
The Reviews Department includes reviews of publications, films, audio and videotapes, and exhibits relating to the history of computing. Full length studies of technical, economic, business, social and institutional aspects or other works of interest to Annals readers are briefly noted, with appropriate bibliographic information. Colleagues are encouraged(More)
Mathematics in Historical Context. Mathematical Association of America, Washington, DC, 2009, x + 409, ISBN: 978-0-88385-570-6, $58.50. by Jeffrey Suzuki Review by: Peggy Aldrich Kidwell The American Mathematical Monthly, Vol. 118, No. 5 (May 2011), pp. 471-474 Published by: Mathematical Association of America Stable URL:(More)
The Reviews Department includes reviews of publications, films, audio and videotapes, and exhibits relating to the history of computing. Full length studies of technical, economic, business, social and institutional aspects or other works of interest to Annals readers are briefly noted, with appropriate bibliographic information. Colleagues are encouraged(More)