Issue No.12 - December (1968 vol.17)
G. Hannauer , Electronic Associates, Inc.
"Getting rid of the patchpanel" has long been the dream of analog computer users (and designers). Besides the aesthetic value of eliminating "all those messy wires," there are the more substantial advantages of shortened turnaround time, long-term low-cost problem storage and greatly simplified programming.
G. Hannauer, "R68-51 The Design of an Automatic Patching System", IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol.17, no. 12, pp. 1179-1181, December 1968, doi:10.1109/TC.1968.226888