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Anecdotes (HTML)
January-March 2005 (vol. 27 no. 1)
pp. 78-81
Laurie Roberston, Virginia Tech

1. The earliest published reference about general-purpose plugboards for engineering calculations was Cuthbert C. Hurd, "The IBM Card Programmed Calculator," Scientific Computation Seminar Proc., IBM-Endicott, Nov. 1949. For additional history on the roots of computers in engineering, see C.J. Bashe et al., IBM's Early Computers, MIT Press, p. 71, 1986, and P. Ceruzzi, "Crossing the Divide: Architectural Issues and the Emergence of the Stored Program Computer, 1935-1955," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 19, no. 1, Jan.-Mar. 1997, pp. 10-11.

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Laurie Roberston, "Anecdotes," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 78-81, Jan.-March 2005, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2005.1
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