Annals of the History of Computing

  title={Annals of the History of Computing},
  author={Nelson H. F. Beebe},
  journal={SIGIR Forum},
1 [Cor15c, GR02, Ich06, Kap07, Kos03b, RAG04, Sac07, Spi15a]. 1-2-3 [Kap07, Sac07]. 1-4033-1517-5 [Smi03]. 10NES [O’D09]. 11 [Kis95]. 1620 [Spi05]. 1870s [Tym96]. 1880s [Hei11]. 18th [Cro03a, Cro03b]. 18th-Century [Cro03a, Cro03b]. 1920s [Cor17]. 1930s [Hei11]. 1940s [Asp00, Cor06a]. 1950s [Cla10, Cor06a, Hai09, Kos03a, Tin10]. 1958-1985 [Vog17]. 1960s [Cor02, Don10, Gup07, Hai02, Hai09, Hen05, Joh98, Joh02, Pee09, Smi16b, Tin10, Tym96]. 1970s [Cor15b, Cor15a, Gre95, HIIT05, Pee09, RP12]. 1976… 
on Cryptography : 1606 – 1989
10 [Hel81, Mei81]. 1004 [Mil87b]. 1040 [Lin88]. 11 [Muf88]. 1113 [Lin89]. 112 [Nat85a]. 113 [Nat85b]. 12 [Bv82]. 121 [Hun85, Wic87]. 1413 [Joh93]. 1421 [Lin93]. 1500-1815 [TP63]. 15th [IEE74]. 18
A Bibliography of Publications of Nelson H. F. Beebe
This bibliography records publications of Nelson H. F. Beebe. Title word cross-reference #1 [68]. #2 [99, 184]. #3 [100, 186]. #4 [115, 192]. #5 [117, 195]. #6 [201]. #7 [210]. #8 [223]. 10 [49]. +
A Bibliography of Publications by, and about, Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace
This bibliography records publications of Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace. Title word cross-reference $149.50 [Gra94a, Gra94b]. $21.50 [Mad86]. $25 [Yon75a, Yon75b]. $25.00 [Hym78a, Hym78b].
Intel's 8086
  • S. Mazor
  • Computer Science
    IEEE Ann. Hist. Comput.
  • 2010
Intel advertised its new CPU chip for PC and laptop computers in 1993 as the Intel Pentium processor. This chip was the fifth generation (586) evolved from the original 8086 chip, developed in 1976.
The Evolution of Babbage's Calculating Engines
  • A. G. Bromley
  • Computer Science
    Annals of the History of Computing
  • 1987
The paper examines how developments at each level interacted in the design of the Analytical Engine, and discusses the ways Babbage's designs anticipated, or failed to anticipate, modern computer designs.
Crossing the Divide: Architectural Issues and the Emergence of the Stored Program Computer, 1935-1955
  • P. Ceruzzi
  • Computer Science
    IEEE Ann. Hist. Comput.
  • 1997
The author examines a few systems that reveal especially well the nature of this transition: the ensembles of punched card equipment used by L.J. Comrie (1932) and W. Eckert (1984) for scientific instead of business use.
A brief summary of computing techniques and technologies invented by early civilizations are summarized, major breakthroughs in the design of electronic computers are discussed, and preeminent computing technologies of the authors' times are presented.
A Bibliography of Publications of Alan Mathison Turing
This bibliography records publications of Alan Mathison Turing (1912{ 1954). Title word cross-reference [Tur37a]. K [Tur37c]. p [Tur37c]. -conversion [Tur37c]. -de nability [Tur37a]. -function
Commenfs, and Debate
Olivetti started in Ivrea when founder Carlo, papa of the famous Adrian0 and nonno of Rob-erto, began building typewriters there. At the end of the 1950s Roberto Olivetti, best-known member of the
The WEIZAC Years (1954-1963)
  • G. Estrin
  • Art
    Annals of the History of Computing
  • 1991
The WEIZAC was built for the Applied Mathematics Department at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel during 1954-1955. It is an early example of successful technology transfer, with the design


Early Computers and Computing Institutions
To open the subject of the history of FORTRAN, I want to pose a question: why was FORTRAN created where and when it was? This gives me a chance to go back into some of the early history of computing.
Encyclopedia of Computer Science
This new edition of the Encyclopedia of Computer Science has 2,000 pages containing over 600 fully-updated articles by internationally-known computing experts, and over 100 new articles covering emerging, cutting-edge subjects.
The evolution of APL
This paper is a discussion of the evolution of the APL language, and it treats implementations and applications only to the extent that they appear to have exercised a major influence on that
Charles Babbage: Pioneer of the Computer
P e historical record of computing is s till meager. This is to be expected since the topic is, at best, a century and a half old. Even of that, the field lay fallow for the first half century after
Some Memories of EDSAC I: 1950-1952
The EDSAC, like most early machines, was not altogether reliable, but the usual rule was that if a fault were inconsistent the hardware was suspect, whereas if it were consistent one's program was at
Brief Summary of the Early History of COBOL
  • J. Sammet
  • Computer Science
    Annals of the History of Computing
  • 1985
The two definitive presentations of the history of programming languages are Programming Languages: History and Fundamentals, by Jean E. Sammet and History of Programming Languages, edited by R. L. Wexelblat, which present an accurate description of which people participated, or played major roles, or did not participate in the language definition.
Mr. Babbage's Secret: The Tale of a Cypher and Apl
THE INGENUITY of Babbage who has not only been the inventor of all basic principles of computers but one of the greatest mathematicians and thinkers of his age, could be a challenging subject for
The Early Years of Computing in Switzerland
  • H. Schwarz
  • Computer Science
    Annals of the History of Computing
  • 1981
The computer-aided era in Switzerland started in 1950 with the relay machine Z4 and during the operation of the Z4, the staff of the Institute for Applied Mathematics at ETH designed the electronic computer ERMETH.
Conversation: Jay W. Forrester
In 1972, when I was principal investigator for the Smithsonian-AFIPS Computer History Project, I asked Robert R. Everett, president of the Mitre Corporation, to host a gathering of key people from Project Whirlwind, the discussion was lively but did not adequately portray what had happened in the magnetic-core-memory development.