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October-December 1997 (vol. 19 no. 4)
pp. 47-53

The Anecdotes Department is an opportunity for participants in the history of computing to contribute reminiscences of salient events. These stories can vary in scale from the origins of a term to first-person accounts of critical turning points.

Since the material in this column often represents personal views tempered or sometimes weakened by memory, the editor invites other opinions and evidence.

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James Tomayko, "Anecdotes," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 47-53, Oct.-Dec. 1997, doi:10.1109/85.627900
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