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Events and Sightings
October-December 2011 (vol. 33 no. 4)
pp. 84-85
Chigusa Kita, Kansai University

This issue of Events & Sightings covers the 50th Anniversary of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Compatible Time-Sharing System (CTSS). It also includes an obituary of Jean Carteron, an influential actor in the development of computing in France.

1. The traditional batch-processing system still operated in parallel with the time-sharing system—that was the "compatible" part of Compatible Time-Sharing System.
2. Corby wrote the classic first CTSS paper, with Daggett and Daley listed as coauthors, in January 1962 for presentation in May: F. Corbató, M. Merwin-Daggett, and R. Daley, "An Experimental Time-Sharing System," Proc. Spring Joint Computer Conf., vol. 21, 1962, pp. 335–344.
3. Eventually, the IBM 7090 was upgraded to a 7094.
4. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, special issue on MIT's Project MAC, vol. 14, no. 2, 1992.
5. These interviews occurred at the time of the 25th Anniversary celebration of MIT's Project MAC (the 27th anniversary of CTSS).

Index Terms:
history of computing, CTSS, Project MAC, Jean Carteron
Chigusa Kita, "Events and Sightings," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 84-85, Oct.-Dec. 2011, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2011.71
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