[The committee began systematically maintaining this archive in 2011; we will welcome receiving copies of pre-2011 committee publications to post here.]

Categories:     Book news for current committee members     Committee projects     Committee monographs     For or about the Computer Society and IEEE and their publications     Interviews done for the committee     Writing for the Annals by then‑active committee members     Derived from the Annals by then‑active committee members     Computer activities in Japan     Stan Mazor on Intel     Computer history literature     About doing history     Memoirs of committee members    

Book news for current committee members

  • New edition of the classic Computer: A History of the Information Machine
    Update co-authored by committee chair Jeffrey Yost, July 2013
  • Recoding Gender: Women's Changing Participation in Computing
    By committee member Janet Abbate, October 2012
    The book is reviewed by Corinna Schlombs in the July-September 2013 issue of the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, pp. 69-70

    Committee projects

  • IEEE Computer Society Leaders Oral History Project
    Carried out by the Society's History Committee, starting 2013
  • Renewed availability of J.A.N. Lee's Computer Pioneers book
    Ongoing updates by the History Committee, June 2013 (first reposting)
  • Timeline of computing history
    Updated by the History Committee, November 2012
  • List of the top events in the Society's history
    Created by the History Committee for the Society's 60th anniversary, 2007
  • Materials collected during an effort (unfinished) to study the history of the IEEE 802 standard
    Various History Committee members and others, 2007-2012

    Committee monographs

  • History of Computing in India, 1955-2010
    V. Rajaraman, December 2012
    Article relating to this monograph in the widely read Indian newspaper The Hindu
  • The Compatible Time-Sharing System (1961-1973): Fiftieth Anniversary Commemorative Overview
    David Walden and Tom Van Vleck editors, June 2011
    Notice about the above published in Computer, November 2011
    (bottom of page 68 and including a sidebar on other history activities of the Computer Society on the top of page 68)

    For or about the Computer Society and IEEE and their publications

  • Accreditation and the Boundaries of Computer Science, 1984-1999
    Andrew Russell, March 2014
  • Complete list of the Anecdotes Dept. of the Annals of the History of Computing
  • OSI: The Internet That Wasn't
    Andrew Russell, July 2013
    Published in IEEE Spectrum, August 2012, pp. 38-43; this article drew partly on Andy's interview of Charles Bachman, in another section of this webpage; Andy and his work on the above article are also featured in the "Back Story" column on page 4 of the July 2013 Spectrum issue
  • Dedication of three new IEEE Milestones: LORAN, SAGE, and Whirlwind
    David Walden, June 2102
    Published in the IEEE History Center Newsletter, issue 90, November 2012, p. 7
  • IEEE Packet Speech Milestone Celebrated at MIT Lincoln Laboratory
    David Walden, March 2012
    Published in the IEEE History Center Newsletter
  • Brief History of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
    Mike Liu and Ray Miller, October 2011
  • A Brief History of the IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP)
    Ray Miller, June 2011
  • A Brief History of the IEEE Transactions on Computers
    Mike Liu, April 2011
    Published in the Transactions on Computers
  • A Historical Perspective of the IEEE Computer Society
    Willis King and Susan Land, 2009
    IEEE Conference on the History of Technical Societies
  • History of the Technical Committee on the Mathematical Foundations of Computing and Its Annual Symposium on the Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS)
    Ray Miller, 2009
  • Looking Back
    J.A.N. Lee, 1996
    In 1996 J.A.N. Lee, then a member of the Society History Committee, published a series of articles in Computer looking back at the history of computing month by month

    Interviews done for the committee

  • Edited transcript of April, 9, 2011 interview of Charles Bachman
    By Andrew Russell, posted publicly March 2012
    Bachman is well known for his database system work; this interview focuses more on his work with computer-communications systems and standards.
  • Audio interview of Bob Steward
    By Steve Diamond, 2007
    About the early days of the IEEE 802 standards

    Writing for the Annals by then‑active committee members

    [Most of the document links in this category are to the Annals website and not to the document itself,
    which may have to be purchased.]

  • Discussion about a book and two booklets of interviews by Edgar Daylight
    David Walden, Reviews, Annals of the History of Computing, January-March 2014, pp. 71-73
  • IEEE Milestone Awarded to Toshiba's T1100 Laptop PC
    Akihiko Yamada, Events and Sightings, Annals of the History of Computing, January-March 2014, pp. 83-84
  • Appropriation and Independence: BTM, Buroughts, and IBM at the Advent of the Computer Industry
    Jeffrey R. Yost, feature length article, Annals of the History of Computing, October-December 2013, pp. 18-30
  • Computer Society History Committee Web Resources
    David Walden, Events and Sightings, Annals of the History of Computing, October-December 2013, pp. 84-85
  • UNIVAC 120 in Japan
    Akihiko Yamada, Events and Sightings, Annals of the History of Computing, July-September 2013, pp. 73-74
  • Kyoto Computer Gakuln Celebrates 50th Anniversary
    Akihiko Yamada, Events and Sightings, Annals of the History of Computing, July-September 2013, pp. 74-76
  • IEEJ Technical Meeting on the History of Computer Engineering
    Akihiko Yamada, Events and Sightings, Annals of the History of Computing, April-June 2013, pp. 76-78
  • IPSJ 75th National Convention at Tohoku University
    Akihiko Yamada, Events and Sightings, Annals of the History of Computing, April-June 2013, pp. 78-81
  • 2012 Koyoto Prize to Ivan Sutherland
    Akihiko Yamada, Events and Sightings, Annals of the History of Computing, January-March 2013, pp. 67-71??
  • IEEJ Commoration: One Step in Electrotechnology
    Akihiko Yamada, Events and Sightings, Annals of the History of Computing, July-September 2012, p. 70
  • Standards, Networks, and Critiques
    Andrew Russell, Think Piece, Annals of the History of Computing, July-September 2012, pp. 80, 78-79
  • MIT's 150th Anniversary and MIT Museum Project Whirlwind Presentation
    David Walden, Events and Sightings, Annals of the History of Computing, April-June 2012, pp. 60-63
  • IPSJ 4th Information Processing Technology Heritage Certification Ceremony
    Akihiko Yamada, Events and Sightings, Annals of the History of Computing, April-June 2012, pp. 63-67
  • 2011 NEC C&C Foundation Prize Ceremony
    Akihiko Yamada, Events and Sightings, Annals of the History of Computing, April-June 2012, pp. 63-67
  • IEEE Packet-Speech Milestone Celebrated at MIT Lincoln Laboratory
    David Walden, Events and Sightings, Annals of the History of Computing, April-June 2012, pp. 67-69
  • History of Computers Exhibition at Hiroshima City Library
    Akihiko Yamada, Events and Sightings, Annals of the History of Computing, July-Septembers 2011, pp. 82-83
  • IESP 50th Anniversary; IPSJ Third Information Proecssing Technology Heritage Certification
    Akihiko Yamada, Events and Sightings, Annals of the History of Computing, April-June 2011, pp.107-109
  • IPSJ Information Processing Technology Heritage Certification Ceremony
    Akihiko Yamada, Events and Sightings, Annals of the History of Computing, April-June 2010, pp. 83-85
  • IPSJ Information Processing Technology Heritage Program
    Akihiko Yamada, Events and Sightings, Annals of the History of Computing, July-September 2009, pp. 78-80

    Derived from the Annals by then‑active committee members

  • The IBM Century: Creating the IT Revolution
    Edited by Jeffrey Yost, November 2011
    This is a collection of reprints from the Annals with significant added content by the editor; note the Amazon review by committee member Dave Walden
  • A Culture of Innovation: Insider Accounts of Computer and Life at BBN
    Edited by David Walden and Raymond Nickerson, December 2011
    This is a major expansion of articles that originally appeared in the Annals;note the Amazon review by committee member Jeff Yost

    Computer activities in Japan

  • Brief report on events and activities in history of computing in Japan
    Akihiko Yamada, February 2014
  • Brief report on events and activities in history of computing in Japan
    Akihiko Yamada, December 2013
  • Brief report on computing activities in Japan
    Akihiko Yamada, August 2013
  • Brief report on the IEEJ technical meeting on history of electrical engineering and activities of the Center of the History of Japanese Industrial Technology
    Akihiko Yamada, May 2013
  • 75th IPSJ National Convention; 5th Information Processing Technology Heritage Ceremony
    Akihiko Yamada, March 2013
  • Brief report on IEEJ Technical meeting on "History of Electrical Engineering"
    Akihiko Yamada, January 2013
  • Report on the 2012 Kyoto Prize presentation to Ivan Sutherland
    Akihiko Yamada, December 11, 2012
  • Technology Heritage Activities in Japan
    Akihiko Yamada, October 24, 2012
  • A brief report on historical events and activities in Japan
    Akihiko Yamada, September 21, 2012, 41
  • Brief reports on IEEE Milestone activities in Japan and a IEEJ Technical Meeting
    Akihiko Yamada, June 2012
  • 5th IEEJ Commemoration: One Step on Electrotechnology
    Akihiko Yamada, May 2012
  • Report on the Fourth Information Processing Heritage Certification and the 74th National Convention of IPSJ
    Akihiko Yamada, March 2012
  • Report on the 2011 C&C Prize Ceremony
    Akihiko Yamada, November 2011
  • Report on the Technical Meeting of the History of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Electrical Engineers in Japan (IEEJ), Tokyo, Sept. 2011
    Akihiko Yamada, September 2011
  • The IPSJ 73rd National Convention; IPSJ Third Information Processing Technology Heritage Certification
    Akihiko Yamada, March 2011

    Stan Mazor on Intel

  • Reflecting on Intel and the invention of the personal computer
    Stan Mazor, May 2012
  • Musings about Gordon Moore's Prophecy
    Stan Mazor, May 2012
  • A Little Non-standard Intel format (BPNF)
    San Mazor, December 2011

    Computer history literature

  • Recently published computer history literature
    Jeffrey Yost, December 2012
  • Recently published computer history literature
    Jeffrey Yost, April 2012
  • Recently published computer history literature
    Jeffrey Yost, August 2011

    About doing history

  • Practical issues of maintaining a history website
    Tom Van Vleck, July 2012
    Committee member Tom Van Vleck maintains the Multicians.org website and has thought a lot about maintaining a history website. He will be happy to discuss the topic with others trying to put history on-line.
  • The unknown history of the Internet: Engineering the worldwide WiWiW project
    Andreu Veá, November 2010
    Presented at the History of Telecommunications Conference, Madrid Spain
  • Five perspectives on interviewing: A roundtable discussion
    Members of the History Committee, February-April 2011

    Memoirs of committee members

  • Ray Miller
    This memoir, circa 2008, has also be posted at the IEEE Global History Network
  • Dave Walden
    This July 2011 memoir has also been posted at the IEEE Global History Network
    [Updated March 14, 2014 ; About this web page]