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Issue No.04 - Oct.-Dec. (2012 vol.34)
pp: 83-85
Chigusa Kita , Kansai University
ABSTRACT
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
REFERENCES
1. Visit http://www.kahaku.go.jp/english/institution/ stsindex.html for more details on the Center of the History of Japanese Industrial Technology.
2. Visit http://sts.kahaku.go.jp/english/material index.html for the details of registered artifacts.
3. A. Yamada, "IEEJ Commemoration; One Step on Electro-Technology," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 34, no. 3, 2012, pp. 70–73.
4. A. Yamada, "IPSJ Information Processing Technology Heritage Program," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 31, no. 3, 2009, pp. 78–82.
5. "IEEE Milestone Dedication Ceremony and Commemorative Lecture (The 2012 Fourth Commemorative Lecture of Tokyo Section)," 2012; http://www.ieee-jp.org/section/tokyo/bulletin/ 2012/no722012-03_e.htm.
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