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Looking Back

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Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (ISURVEYS,volume 387)


In this chapter, I am reminiscing on some of my experiences from my 53 years of living with computers. I am currently a professor and chair in the department of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Hawaii. Over the years, I have only experienced computing environments in three locations (Colorado, Washington, D.C. and Hawaii) but they have all been memorable. The computers that I describe are a part of computing history but are rarely documented.


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Crosby, M.E.(. (2012). Looking Back. In: Tatnall, A. (eds) Reflections on the History of Computing. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol 387. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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