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History of Computing. Learning from the Past

by Tatnall, Arthur.
Authors: SpringerLink (Online service) Series: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, 1868-4238 ; . 325 Physical details: XII, 229p. 35 illus. online resource. ISBN: 364215199X Subject(s): Computer science. | Electronic data processing. | Social sciences %Data processing. | Computer Science. | History of Computing. | Computer Appl. in Social and Behavioral Sciences. | Computers and Society. | Computing Methodologies. | Personal Computing.
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Connections in the History of Australian Computing -- Why the Real Thing Is Essential for Telling Our Stories -- Wonder, Sorcery, and Technology: Contribute to the History of Medieval Robotics -- Andrew D. Booth – Britain’s Other “Fourth Man” -- The Many Dimensions of Kristen Nygaard, Creator of Object-Oriented Programming and the Scandinavian School of System Development -- Projects and Activities of the IPSJ Computer History Committee -- Contested Histories: De-mythologising the Early History of Modern British Computing -- 50 Years Ago We Constructed the First Hungarian Tube Computer, the M-3: Short Stories from the History of the First Hungarian Computer (1957-1960) -- Anatoly Kitov - Pioneer of Russian Informatics -- Materiel Command and the Materiality of Commands: An Historical Examination of the US Air Force, Control Data Corporation, and the Advanced Logistics System -- Purpose-Built Educational Computers in the 1980s: The Australian Experience -- And They Were Thinking? Basic, Logo, Personality and Pedagogy -- The Life and Growth of Year 12 Computing in Victoria: An Ecological Model -- History of the European Computer Driving Licence -- A Brief History of the Pick Environment in Australia -- Turning Points in Computer Education -- Existence Precedes Essence - Meaning of the Stored-Program Concept -- Recession, S-Curves and Digital Equipment Corporation -- ETHICS: The Past, Present and Future of Socio-Technical Systems Design -- Lessons from Discarded Computer Architectures -- The Birth of Information Systems -- The Monash University Museum of Computing History: Ten Years On.

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the IFIP WG 9.7 International Conference on the History of Computing, HC 2010, held as part of the 21st World Computer Congress, WCC 2010, in Brisbane, Australia, in September 2010. The 22 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers cover a broad scope of topics relating to the history of computing written both by historians and by those who were involved in creating this history, ranging from computing hardware, software and computer applications (including education) to social aspects of computing.

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