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January-March 2011 (vol. 33 no. 1)
pp. 2-3
Jeffrey R. Yost, Editor in Chief

This issue of IEEE Annals contains a two-part cover article in which B. Jack Copeland engagingly revisits the Manchester Baby project, highlighting the important roles of mathematicians Max Newman, I.J. Good, and Alan Turning. In doing so, he challenges traditional interpretations by relating how Turing tutored Tom Kilburn in computer architecture, how Good's instruction set provided the basis for the Baby's instruction set, and how Newman profoundly influenced F.C. Williams and Kilburn's overall design decisions with the Baby. Also in this issue, John Laprise provides an important and highly original contribution to the history of government computing with his article on the adoption of computers within the National Security Council during the Nixon Administration. Finally, Frank Veraart insightfully demonstrates the many and deep cultural meanings of early computer game development and use among Dutch computer hobbyists.

Index Terms:
History of computing, computer game development, Dutch computer hobbyists, National Security Council, Henry Kissinger, Manchester Baby, Max Newman, I.J. Good, Alan Turning, John von Neumann, F.C. Williams, Tom Kilburn
Citation:
Jeffrey R. Yost, "From the Editor's Desk," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 2-3, Jan.-March 2011, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2011.6
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