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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
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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