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Mark IV: Evolution of the Software Product, a Memoir
January-March 1998 (vol. 20 no. 1)
pp. 43-50

This is a personal memoir of the development of an early commercial software product—Mark IV. As a "memoir," it would normally appear in the Biographies department, but we print it here because it relates so closely to the material discussed in the adjacent paper by Luanne Johnson.

1. J.A. Postley, A High-Speed Multi-Purpose Board for the IBM Card Programmed Electronic Calculator.New York: International Business Machines, May 1953.
2. J.A. Postley, "A Method for the Evaluation of a System of Boolean Algebraic Equations," Mathematical Tables and Other Aids to Computation, Jan. 1955.
3. J.A. Postley, "Behavioral Factors in Information Systems," Information Systems Workshop, American Documentation Institute, UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conf., May-June 1962.
4. J.A. Postley, "File Management Application Programs," DPMA Q., vol. 2, no. 4, July 1966.
5. H.A. Simon, The Shape of Automation for Men and ManagementNew York: Harper and Row, 1965.
6. American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS), The Quiet Revolution: Computers Come of Age.Reston, Va.: AFIPS, 1965.

Citation:
John A. Postley, "Mark IV: Evolution of the Software Product, a Memoir," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 43-50, Jan.-March 1998, doi:10.1109/85.646208
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