Red Clones: The Soviet Computer Hobby Movement of the 1980s

January–March 2015

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This issue features articles on the Soviet computer hobby movement of the 1980s, an overview of the history of computing in India in the period 1955-2010, an insightful and very personal history of the IBM Sales School by James Cortada, a look at how technical workers learned to use slide rules in the 19th century, and an analysis of the production and interpretation of early ARPANET maps.
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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing covers the breadth of computer history through scholarly articles by leading computer scientists and historians, as well as firsthand accounts by computing pioneers. Annals is the authoritative archival journal for the history of computing.

Articles from IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

Red Clones: The Soviet Computer Hobby Movement of the 1980s

Red Clones: The Soviet Computer Hobby Movement of the 1980s

Like the microcomputer hobby movement in the U.S., Russia had its own avid hobby movement. Zbigniew Stachniak guides us through that time and evaluates its impact on the development of the computing industry in the USSR. Read full article »

My Corner of the Time-Sharing Innovation World

My Corner of the Time-Sharing Innovation World

Read the story of Bo Lewendal’s fascinating path through the early development of time-sharing systems and into his contribution to the incredible growth of Norsk Data later in his career. Read full article »

Announcements

SIGCIS Mahoney Prize

SIGCIS is offering the Mahoney Prize for the best article on the history of computing. More information »

Special Features

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 »

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