COMIC: An Analog Computer in the Colorant Industry
In 1958, the COMIC (Colorant Mixture Computer) was among the first color-matching computers in the colorant industry. Learn about this development and where the technology went next. Read full article »
Are Historians Failing to Tell the Real Story about the History of Computing?
Are computing historians able to present a full view of the history of computing if they don't have access to developments made by government agencies under classified circumstances? Read full article »
Seeking Editor in Chief for IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
The IEEE Computer Society seeks applicants for the position of editor in chief, serving a two-year term starting 1 January 2015. Prospective candidates are asked to provide (as PDF files), by 31 August 2014, a complete curriculum vitae, a brief plan for the publication's future, and a letter of support from their institution or employer. Applicants will be notified of the search results shortly after the November 2014 CS Board of Governors meeting. More information
Interview with Jonathan Koomey
In today's era of battery-powered mobile devices, computing is being driven as much by energy efficiency as by performance. Research by Stanford University associate professor Jonathan Koomey discovered that since the 1940s, computers' energy efficiency has doubled about every year and a half. The Inside Story interviewed Koomey to learn more about his research and his predictions for the future. Hear interview and read full article »
The History of the History of Software
In this article, Martin Campbell-Kelly describes how writing software history has evolved over the last 40 years. The article has stirred up strong feelings among writers and readers of computing history. Read full article »
Anecdotes and Events & Sightings
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