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Reflections on the History of Computing

Preserving Memories and Sharing Stories

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  • First volume of the new IFIP AICT subseries "Surveys"

  • Provides an overview on the history of computing

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Table of contents (22 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

  2. Remembering LEO

    • Frank Land
    Pages 22-42
  3. A Possible First Use of CAM/CAD

    • Norman Sanders
    Pages 43-56
  4. Micro Programming

    • Herman Spanjersberg
    Pages 62-68
  5. Experiences and Reflections

    • Harold ‘Bud’ Lawson
    Pages 69-88
  6. Information Systems Degrees in Australia: The Genesis

    • Audra Lukaitis, Stasys Lukaitis, Bill Davey
    Pages 89-107
  7. Looking Back

    • Martha E. (Hinds) Crosby
    Pages 108-114
  8. The History of Computer Language Selection

    • Kevin R. Parker, Bill Davey
    Pages 166-179
  9. History of Data Centre Development

    • Rihards Balodis, Inara Opmane
    Pages 180-203
  10. Hungarian Scientists in Information Technology

    • Győző Kovács
    Pages 289-319

About this book

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.

Keywords

  • computer education
  • computer science
  • hardware
  • information technology
  • microprogramming

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Management and Information Systems, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

    Arthur Tatnall

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USD 99.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-642-33899-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 155.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 129.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)