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Issue No.03 - July-September (2001 vol.23)
pp: 44-59
ABSTRACT
<p>Since entering the computing field in 1949, the author was privileged to be part of the computer's evolution. In describing some of the computer applications that he worked on over the years. Trimble conveys a sense of the problems, successes, and fun that characterized so many projects.</p>
CITATION
George R. Trimble, Jr., "A Brief History of Computing: Memoirs of Living on the Edge", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.23, no. 3, pp. 44-59, July-September 2001, doi:10.1109/85.948905
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11. A series of articles for the IBM Technical Newsletter No. 8, IBM Corp., New York, Sept. 1954:, G.R. Trimble and E.C. Kubie, "An Interpretive Floating Decimal System for the IBM Type 650"; G.R. Trimble and E.C. Kubie, "Floating Decimal Sub-Routines for the IBM Type 650"; G.R. Trimble, "IBM Type 650 Loading Routines"; G.R. Trimble, "A Method for Performing Double Precision Arithmetic on the IBM Type 650"; and G.R. Trimble, "A Method for Performing Complex Arithmetic on the IBM Type 650."
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