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Events and Sightings
January-March 2011 (vol. 33 no. 1)
pp. 78-82
Chigusa Kita, Kansai University

This Events & Sightings installment covers a range of recent events focusing on the history of computing. Dave Walden recaps the 32nd anniversary of TeX celebrated at the TeX Users Group annual conference on 28–30 June 2010. Jorge Vidart discusses the First Symposium of the History of Computer Science in Latin America and the Caribbean. Thomas Haigh describes the Society for the History of Technology 2010 Meeting, and Jeffrey Tang recaps the presentation of the Computer History Museum prize to Atsushi Akera for his book Calculating a Natural World.

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2. D.E. Knuth, "Mathematical Typography," Bulletin of the Am. Mathematical Soc., vol. 1, Mar. 1979, pp. 337–372; reprinted in D.E. Knuth, Digital Typography, CSLI Publications, 1999.
3. D.E. Knuth, Computers and Typesetting Series, Addison-Wesley, 1986: "The TeXbook," vol. A; "TeX: The Program," vol. B; "The METAFONTbook," vol. C; "METAFONT: The Program," vol. D; and "Computer Modern Typefaces," vol. E.
4. D.E. Knuth, Digital Typography, CSLI Publications, 1999.
5. D.E. Knuth, "The Future of TeX and METAFONT, TUGboat 11," 1990, http://tug.org/TUGboat/Articles/tb11-4tb30knut.pdf .
6. D.E. Knuth, Literate Programming, CLSI Publications, 1992.
7. Historical interviews of seven of these nine panelists are available at http://tug.orginterviews.
8. D.E. Knuth, Computers and Typesetting Series, part 31 of "TeX: The Program," vol. B.
9. K. Berry and D. Walden eds., "TeX's 25 Anniversary: An Commemorative Collection," TeX Users Group, 2010, http://tug.org/storetug10.
1. J. Aguirre, and R. Carnota, eds., "Historia de la Informática en Latinoamérica y el Caribe" [History of Computing in Latin America and the Caribbean: Research and Evidence], Nat'l Univ. Río Cuartok, Argentina, Nov. 2009.

Index Terms:
history of computing, TeX, TUG, Metafont, Donald Knuth, SHIALC 2010, CLEI, Society for the History of Technology, Computer History Museum Prize, Atsushi Akera, Calculating a Natural World
Citation:
Chigusa Kita, "Events and Sightings," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 78-82, Jan.-March 2011, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2011.5
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