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Issue No. 04 - Oct.-Dec. (2013 vol. 35)
ISSN: 1058-6180
pp: 69-73
Robert Braden , Inf. Sci. Inst., Univ. of Southern California, Marina Del Rey, CA, USA
ABSTRACT
The decade between 1955 and 1965 brought a revolution to academic computing, both technologically and socially. As core memory replaced electrostatic memory while transistors replaced vacuum tubes, computers advanced from flakey and difficult-to-maintain devices to reliable appliances. At the same time (and partially as a consequence), the academic use of computing expanded rapidly, computing centers became increasingly essential facilities on every campus, and computer science began to gain acceptance as a legitimate academic discipline. This Anecdote recounts the author's experience during this dramatic shift in academic computing at Stanford University during the period between 1960 and 1963. It also records a chapter in the early development of compiler design and programming technology.
INDEX TERMS
Biographies, History, Educational institutions, Program processors, Educational institutions,BALGOL, Biographies, History, Educational institutions, Program processors, Educational institutions, Burroughs Algol, history of computing, academic computing, compiler design, programming technology, Stanford University
CITATION
Robert Braden, "Burroughs Algol at Stanford University, 1960-1963", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 35, no. , pp. 69-73, Oct.-Dec. 2013, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2013.45
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