Reflections on the History of Computing

Preserving Memories and Sharing Stories

  • Arthur Tatnall

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Frank Land
    Pages 22-42
  3. Norman Sanders
    Pages 43-56
  4. Herman Spanjersberg
    Pages 62-68
  5. Harold ‘Bud’ Lawson
    Pages 69-88
  6. Audra Lukaitis, Stasys Lukaitis, Bill Davey
    Pages 89-107
  7. Martha E. (Hinds) Crosby
    Pages 108-114
  8. Kevin R. Parker, Bill Davey
    Pages 166-179
  9. Rihards Balodis, Inara Opmane
    Pages 180-203
  10. Győző Kovács
    Pages 289-319
  11. John Impagliazzo
    Pages 385-395
  12. Back Matter

About this book


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.


computer education computer science hardware information technology microprogramming

Editors and affiliations

  • Arthur Tatnall
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Management and Information SystemsVictoria UniversityMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-33898-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-33899-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series Online ISSN 1861-2288
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