IFIP AICT Surveys

Reflections on the History of Computing

Preserving Memories and Sharing Stories

Editors: Tatnall, Arthur (Ed.)

  • First volume of the new IFIP AICT subseries "Surveys"
  • Provides an overview on the history of computing
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This book is a collection of refereed invited papers on the history of computing from the 1940s to the 1990s with one paper going back to look at Italian calculating/computing machines from the first century to the 20th century. The 22 papers cover a wide range of computing related topics such as specific early computer systems, their construction, their use and their users; software programming and operating systems; people involved in the theory, design and use of these computers; computer education; and conservation of computing technology. Many of the authors were actually involved in the events they describe and share their specific reflections on the history of computing.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Australia’s WREDAC – ItWas Rocket Science

    Deane, John

    Pages 1-21

  • Remembering LEO

    Land, Frank

    Pages 22-42

  • A Possible First Use of CAM/CAD

    Sanders, Norman

    Pages 43-56

  • Roberto Busa (1913-2011), Pioneer of Computers for the Humanities

    Bonfanti, Corrado

    Pages 57-61

  • Micro Programming

    Spanjersberg, Herman

    Pages 62-68

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eBook $119.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-33898-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $155.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-43204-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reflections on the History of Computing
Book Subtitle
Preserving Memories and Sharing Stories
Editors
  • Arthur Tatnall
Series Title
IFIP AICT Surveys
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
IFIP International Federation for Information Processing
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-33899-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-33899-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-33898-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43204-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 398
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