Reflections on the History of Computing: Preserving Memories and Sharing Stories

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Arthur Tatnall
Springer, Nov 28, 2012 - Computers - 398 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Australias WREDAC It Was Rocket Science
1
Remembering LEO
22
A Possible First Use of CAMCAD
43
Roberto Busa 19132011 Pioneer of Computers for the Humanities
57
Micro Programming
62
Experiences and Reflections
69
The Genesis
89
Looking Back
108
History of Data Centre Development
180
Early Italian Computing Machines and Their Inventors
204
Computing for the Masses? Constructing a British Culture of Computing in the Home
231
Reflections on the History of Computer Education in Schools in Victoria
243
From the History of Russian Computer Science
265
Hungarian Scientists in Information Technology
289
The Origins and the Early Years 1954 1965
320
Institutional Nostalgia Museum Victorias Cabinet of Computing Curiosities
348

The Impact of the Y2K Event on the Popularityof the Pick Database Environment
115
Evolution of Computer Science Education in the Purview of Free Education
127
From Early Times to the Implementation of the Bologna Agreement
143
The History of Computer Language Selection
166
The Role of Emulation in Protecting Our Digital Heritage
362
My Fascination with Computing History
385
Author Index
396
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