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April-June 2006 (vol. 28 no. 2)
pp. 63-69
Chigusa Kita, Kansai University
This department article features stories about the following: the French history of computing scene, the 50th anniversary of the first Japanese digital computer, an obituary of James E. Tomayko, Computer History Museum update, Andrew Carol's model of a mechanical difference engine, and the retirement of the Unified File System at Reader's Digest Company.

1. See D. Anderson, J. Delve, and H. Pufal, "Discovery of a Prototype Hollerith Machine in Paris," The Rutherford J.: The Newland J. for the History and Philosophy of Technology, vol. 1, no. 1, 2005; http://rutherfordjournal.orgarticle010108.html .
2. For a fuller treatment see F.-H. Raymond, "An Adventure with a Sad Ending: The SEA," Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 11, no. 4, 1989, pp. 263–277.

Index Terms:
history of computing in France, FUJIC, Computer History Museum, mechanical difference engine, Unified File System
Citation:
Chigusa Kita, "Events and Sightings," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 63-69, April-June 2006, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2006.28
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