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Issue No.02 - April-June (2003 vol.25)
pp: 3-13
ABSTRACT
<p>This reminiscence recalls the environment in which LEO came to be built, the personalities involved, the major problems that were encountered, and the circumstances that led to the disappearance of the brand at the time when it was achieving its greatest successes. From first to last, LEO's active life span was only 20 years.</p>
CITATION
David Tresman Caminer, "Behind the Curtain at LEO: A Personal Reminiscence", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.25, no. 2, pp. 3-13, April-June 2003, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2003.1203055
REFERENCES
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