RT Journal Article
JF IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
YR 2012
VO 34
IS 2
SP 20
TI Engineering Change: The Appropriation of Computer Technology at Grupo ICA in Mexico (1965—1971)
A1 B. Batiz-Lazo,
A1 T. Haigh,
K1 History
K1 Mexico
K1 Computer integration
K1 Data preprocessing
K1 Mexico
K1 history of computing
K1 computer centers
K1 history
K1 data processing
K1 computer integrated engineering
K1 ICA
AB The Mexican civil engineering firm ICA installed its first computer, an IBM 1130, in 1966. By documenting the development of ICA's computing efforts over almost 15 years, the authors trace the influence of personnel and company practices, examine the development of technical and administrative applications, and explore the computer center's story within the broader history of ICA.
PB IEEE Computer Society, [URL:http://www.computer.org]
SN 1058-6180
LA English
DO 10.1109/MAHC.2012.22
LK http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2012.22

RT Journal Article
JF IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
YR 2012
VO 34
IS 2
SP 70
TI Reviews [review of "A science of operations: machines, logic, and the invention of programming" (Priestley, M.; 2011) and "Moving targets: Elliott-automation and the dawn of the computer age in Britain" (Lavington, S.; 2011)]
A1 Helena Durnova,
A1 James Sumner,
K1 Book reviews
K1 Programming
K1 Logic
K1 Automation
K1 History
K1 business history
K1 history of computing
K1 history of programming
K1 Mark Priestley
K1 Simon Lavington
K1 Elliott-Automation
K1 British computing
AB This set of Book Reviews covers Mark Priestley's "A Science of Operations: Machines, Logic and the Invention of Programming" (Springer, 2011) and "Moving Targets: Elliott-Automation and the Dawn of the Computer Age in Britain, 1947—67" by Simon Lavington (Springer, 2011).
PB IEEE Computer Society, [URL:http://www.computer.org]
SN 1058-6180
LA English
DO 10.1109/MAHC.2012.30
LK http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2012.30

RT Journal Article
JF IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
YR 2012
VO 34
IS
SP 2
TI From the Editor's Desk
A1 Lars Hiede,
K1 history of computing
K1 Lars Heide
K1 business computing
K1 commercial computers
K1 Barclays Bank
K1 Grupo ICA
K1 James W. Cortada
K1 information technologies
K1 Niccola Guinigi-Magrini
K1 calculating machines
K1 IBM
K1 BBN
AB This Annals issue includes articles on the history of business computing by Ian Martin on Barclays Bank, between 1965 and 1972, and on the civil engineering company Grupo ICA in Mexico, between the late 1960s and early 1970s. Additional feature articles include James W. Cortada's "Information Technologies in the German Democratic Republic (GDR), 1949–1989" and "An Original Italian Dial Adder Rediscovered" by Silvio Hénin and Massimo Temporelli. Two fellow members of the "IEEE Annals of the History of Computing" Editorial Board, Jeffrey R. Yost and David Walden, have recently published books based on articles published in the journal.
PB IEEE Computer Society, [URL:http://www.computer.org]
SN 1058-6180
LA English
DO 10.1109/MAHC.2012.24
LK http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2012.24

RT Journal Article
JF IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
YR 2012
VO 34
IS
SP 5
TI Too Far Ahead of Its Time: Barclays, Burroughs, and Real-Time Banking
A1 I. Martin,
K1 real-time systems
K1 banking
K1 British banking
K1 real-time banking
K1 Barclays
K1 Burroughs
K1 real-time computing
K1 Real-time systems
K1 History
K1 Banking
K1 Electronic commerce
K1 software crisis
K1 history of computing
K1 banking
K1 Britain
K1 labor
K1 real-time computing
AB The historiography of computing has until now considered real-time computing in banking as predicated on the possibilities of networked ATMs in the 1970s. This article reveals a different story. It exposes the failed bid by Barclays and Burroughs to make real time a reality for British banking in the 1960s.
PB IEEE Computer Society, [URL:http://www.computer.org]
SN 1058-6180
LA English
DO 10.1109/MAHC.2012.33
LK http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2012.33

RT Journal Article
JF IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
YR 2012
VO 34
IS
SP 20
TI Engineering Change: The Appropriation of Computer Technology at Grupo ICA in Mexico (1965–1971)
A1 Thomas Haigh,
A1 Bernardo Bátiz-Lazo,
K1 history of computing
K1 computer centers
K1 history
K1 data processing
K1 computer integrated engineering
K1 ICA
K1 Mexico
AB The Mexican civil engineering firm ICA installed its first computer, an IBM 1130, in 1966. By documenting the development of ICA's computing efforts over almost 15 years, the authors trace the influence of personnel and company practices, examine the development of technical and administrative applications, and explore the computer center's story within the broader history of ICA.
PB IEEE Computer Society, [URL:http://www.computer.org]
SN 1058-6180
LA English
DO 10.1109/MAHC.2012.22
LK http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2012.22

RT Journal Article
JF IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
YR 2012
VO 34
IS
SP 34
TI Information Technologies in the German Democratic Republic (GDR), 1949–1989
A1 James W. Cortada,
K1 history of computing
K1 German Democratic Republic
K1 GDR
K1 ZRA 1
K1 D 1-2
K1 D 4
K1 Soviet Union
AB The German Democratic Republic made a major commitment to the manufacture and use of computers, following common practices embraced by communist regimes during the Cold War. This article describes the political, economic, and technical results from the founding of the GDR to its demise in 1989.
PB IEEE Computer Society, [URL:http://www.computer.org]
SN 1058-6180
LA English
DO 10.1109/MAHC.2012.27
LK http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2012.27

RT Journal Article
JF IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
YR 2012
VO 34
IS
SP 49
TI An Original Italian Dial Adder Rediscovered
A1 Silvio Hénin,
A1 Massimo Temporelli,
K1 history of computing
K1 mechanical calculators
K1 dial adders
K1 19th century
K1 Italy
K1 Niccola Guinigi-Magrini
AB An almost unknown calculating machine, deemed lost, has recently been discovered. It was invented and built before 1858 by Count Niccola Guinigi-Magrini, a nobleman from Lucca, Italy. The machine has a unique design and single-dial input device and is one of the few ancient Italian calculators still in existence.
PB IEEE Computer Society, [URL:http://www.computer.org]
SN 1058-6180
LA English
DO 10.1109/MAHC.2012.19
LK http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2012.19

RT Journal Article
JF IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
YR 2012
VO 34
IS
SP 60
TI Events and Sightings
A1 Chigusa Kita,
K1 history of computing
K1 Project Whirlwind
K1 MIT Museum
K1 MIT Lincoln Laboratory
K1 MIT 150th anniversary
K1 IEEE Milestone
K1 Information Processing Society of Japan
K1 IPSJ Information Processing Technology Heritage Certificate
K1 information technology
K1 NEC C&C Foundation
K1 NEC C&C Prize
K1 Akira Yoshino
K1 lithium-ion battery
K1 Norman Abramson
K1 Robert M. Metcalfe
K1 packet access
K1 ALOHAnet
K1 ARPANET
K1 Ethernet
AB This Events & Sightings installment covers a range of recent events focusing on the history of computing. Dave Walden recaps the MIT 150th anniversary and MIT Museum Project Whirlwind presentation and the IEEE Milestone in packetized speech recognized at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Akihiko Yamada also covers two recent Japanese computing history events: the IPSJ 4th Information Processing Technology Heritage Certification Ceremony and the 2011 NEC C&C Foundation Prizes given to Akira Yoshino (for his work on lithium-ion batteries) and to Norman Abramson and Robert M. Metcalfe (for their work on Internet packet access, ALOHAnet, and Ethernet).
PB IEEE Computer Society, [URL:http://www.computer.org]
SN 1058-6180
LA English
DO 10.1109/MAHC.2012.23
LK http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2012.23

RT Journal Article
JF IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
YR 2012
VO 34
IS
SP 70
TI Reviews
A1 Andrew Russell,
K1 history of computing
K1 history of programming
K1 Mark Priestley
K1 Simon Lavington
K1 Elliott-Automation
K1 British computing
K1 business history
AB This set of Book Reviews covers Mark Priestley's "A Science of Operations: Machines, Logic and the Invention of Programming" (Springer, 2011) and "Moving Targets: Elliott-Automation and the Dawn of the Computer Age in Britain, 1947–67" by Simon Lavington (Springer, 2011).
PB IEEE Computer Society, [URL:http://www.computer.org]
SN 1058-6180
LA English
DO 10.1109/MAHC.2012.30
LK http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2012.30

RT Journal Article
JF IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
YR 2012
VO 34
IS
SP 73
TI Indianapolis
A1 Michael Geselowitz,
K1 history of computing
K1 Indianapolis
K1 IEEE
K1 IRE
K1 AIEE
K1 Naval Ordnance Plant Indianapolis
K1 NOPI
K1 Prestolite Electric
K1 Industrial Development Engineering Associates
K1 IDEA
AB Indianapolis, Indiana, combined its central transportation location with access to both agricultural and industrial raw materials to become a manufacturing powerhouse over the course of the 19th century. Although today best known as a tourist, convention, and sports mecca with a particular focus on motor sports, Indianapolis was also the site of several key computer and electronics engineering developments.
PB IEEE Computer Society, [URL:http://www.computer.org]
SN 1058-6180
LA English
DO 10.1109/MAHC.2012.26
LK http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2012.26

RT Journal Article
JF IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
YR 2012
VO 34
IS
SP 74
TI The LOCOMAT Project: Recomputing Mathematical and Astronomical Tables
A1 Denis Roegel,
K1 history of computing
K1 mathematical tables
K1 astronomical tables
K1 LOCOMAT
K1 LORIA
K1 Briggs
K1 Felkel
K1 Kulik
AB The LOCOMAT project (http://locomat.loria.fr) contains reconstructions of approximately 60 historical mathematical and astronomical tables (nearly 200 PDF files) and links to about 2,000 digitized tables on Google Books and elsewhere. (LOCOMAT stands for LORIA Collection of Mathematical Tables, but it could also be read as the LORIA Collection of Mathematical and Astronomical Tables. LORIA is a research center in computer science, located in Nancy, France.) After giving a brief summary of the history of mathematical and astronomical tables, this article describes that project.
PB IEEE Computer Society, [URL:http://www.computer.org]
SN 1058-6180
LA English
DO 10.1109/MAHC.2012.32
LK http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2012.32

RT Journal Article
JF IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
YR 2012
VO 34
IS
SP 80
TI Albert Vezza
K1 history of computing
K1 Albert Vezza
K1 Licklider
K1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
K1 Dynamic Modeling Group
K1 Project MAC
K1 Dertouzos
K1 Infocom
K1 Foretec
K1 CNRI
K1 World Wide Web Consortium
K1 W3C
K1 Internet Engineering Task Force
K1 IETF
AB Albert Vezza is notable for his roles with J.C.R. Licklider, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Laboratory for Computer Science (originally Project MAC), the ARPANET development, Infocom creation and management, establishment of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), and support of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
PB IEEE Computer Society, [URL:http://www.computer.org]
SN 1058-6180
LA English
DO 10.1109/MAHC.2012.18
LK http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2012.18

RT Journal Article
JF IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
YR 2012
VO 34
IS
SP 86
TI Ownership and the History of American Computing
A1 Gerardo Con Diaz,
K1 history of computing
K1 patents
K1 software patents
K1 intellectual property
K1 US Patent and Trademark Office
K1 National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works
K1 CONTU
K1 business history
AB The study of ownership in the history of computing presents a rich opportunity to analyze the interplay between IP and technological development. Although historians of computing usually acknowledge the importance of this area, the broader history of ownership and computing has been generally overlooked. This Think Piece shows how historians of computing can draw from, and contribute to, work on the history of ownership. The author focuses on the period between the 1940s and 1980s, during which the legal frameworks for the ownership of machines and programs that we know today began to develop.
PB IEEE Computer Society, [URL:http://www.computer.org]
SN 1058-6180
LA English
DO 10.1109/MAHC.2012.29
LK http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2012.29