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Events and Sightings [Obituary of Lawrence A. Welke]
Oct.-Dec. 2012 (vol. 34 no. 4)
pp. 83-85
Chigusa Kita, Kansai University
This Events & Sightings installment covers a range of recent events focusing on the history of computing. Luanne Johnson gives a brief obituary of Lawrence A. (Larry) Welke, who in the mid-1960s became the world's first publisher dedicated to the newborn software industry and was dubbed by early software industry leaders "the father of the software industry." Akihiko Yamada also recaps the work of the National Museum of Nature and Science (NMHS), IEEE, Japanese academic societies, and governmental organizations to recognize and commemorate important historical artifacts as part of Japan's technological heritage.
Index Terms:
Obituaries,Welke, Lawrence A.,Akihabara Electric Town,history of computing,Lawrence A. (Larry) Welke,software industry,ICP Quarterly,software vendors,software products,ICP Million Dollar Awards,National Museum of Nature and Science,NMHS,Japanese technological artifacts,Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan,IEEE Milestones,IEEE Technical Tour to Japan,NEAC-2203 NARC
Citation:
Chigusa Kita, "Events and Sightings [Obituary of Lawrence A. Welke]," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 83-85, Oct.-Dec. 2012, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2012.62
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