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Issue No. 04 - October-December (2011 vol. 33)
ISSN: 1058-6180
pp: 56-61
Julian Feldman , University of California, Irvine
<p>This installment of Anecdotes gives some of the back story behind the classic computer science and AI text <it>Computers and Thought.</it> In the first part of this installment, one of the book's coeditors, Julian Feldman, describes some of their reasons for publishing the book and some of the challenges involved in its actually publication. In the second part of this Anecdotes installment, Michael Aldrich gives a brief history of the first business-to-business and business-to-consumer applications in the UK in the 1980s, which presaged today's Internet-based home shopping industry.</p>
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J. Feldman and M. Aldrich, "Computers and Thought–The Back Story; Online Shopping in the 1980s," in IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 33, no. , pp. 56-61, 2011.
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