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Issue No. 02 - April-June (2010 vol. 32)
ISSN: 1058-6180
pp: 46-57
Ksenia Tatarchenko , Princeton University
<p>The International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) was born as a nongovernmental federation with the main goal of bringing together computer professionals from countries in the East and West. This article examines the Cold War context of the IFIP's origins and the mechanisms its founders used to reconcile computing and politics and to construct computing as an international discipline.</p>
IFIP, UNESCO, Cold War, Soviet computing, international cooperation, history of computing
Ksenia Tatarchenko, "Cold War Origins of the International Federation for Information Processing", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 32, no. , pp. 46-57, April-June 2010, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2010.8
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