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The First Decade of Computer Science in Argentina

  • Pablo Miguel Jacovkis
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 215)

Abstract

Computer science has a curious history in Argentina: it began late (more than ten years later than in USA), had a ten-year span of flowering, was completely destroyed by the military dictatorship in 1966 and, disregarding some advances in small universities in the 1970s, began to weakly revive in 1983. In this article we shall analyze the ten-years long (1956–1966) “golden age” of computer science in Argentina, that is imbedded into a “golden age” of Argentinean universities.

Keywords

Computer Science Variable Calculus Military Coup Military Dictatorship Punch Paper Tape 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pablo Miguel Jacovkis
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  1. 1.Departamento de Computatión and Institute de Cálculo, Facultadde Ciencias Exactas y NaturalesUniversidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad UniversitariaBuenos AiresArgentina

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