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April-June 2012 (vol. 34 no. 2)
pp. 60-69
Chigusa Kita, Kansai University
This Events & Sightings installment covers a range of recent events focusing on the history of computing. Dave Walden recaps the MIT 150th anniversary and MIT Museum Project Whirlwind presentation and the IEEE Milestone in packetized speech recognized at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Akihiko Yamada also covers two recent Japanese computing history events: the IPSJ 4th Information Processing Technology Heritage Certification Ceremony and the 2011 NEC C&C Foundation Prizes given to Akira Yoshino (for his work on lithium-ion batteries) and to Norman Abramson and Robert M. Metcalfe (for their work on Internet packet access, ALOHAnet, and Ethernet).

1. R.M. Metcalfe and D. Boggs, "Ethernet: Distributed Packet-Switching for Local Computer Networks," Comm. ACM, vol. 19, no. 7, 1976, pp. 395–404.
1. See http://www.ieeeghn.org/ wiki/index.phpMilestones:IEEE_ Milestones_Program .
2. C.J. Weinstein and J.W. Forgie, "Experience with Speech Communication in Packet Networks," IEEE J. Selected Areas in Comm., vol. SAC-1, no. 6, 1983, pp. 963–980.

Index Terms:
history of computing, Project Whirlwind, MIT Museum, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, MIT 150th anniversary, IEEE Milestone, Information Processing Society of Japan, IPSJ Information Processing Technology Heritage Certificate, information technology, NEC C&C Foundation, NEC C&C Prize, Akira Yoshino, lithium-ion battery, Norman Abramson, Robert M. Metcalfe, packet access, ALOHAnet, ARPANET, Ethernet
Citation:
Chigusa Kita, "Events and Sightings," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 60-69, April-June 2012, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2012.23
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