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Issue No. 01 - Jan.-Mar. (2014 vol. 36)
ISSN: 1058-6180
pp: 2-3
Lars Heide , Editor in Chief
This issue features several articles that give different perspectives on "modern computing" and how that concept evolves with emerging and retiring technologies. Specifically, the issue includes a discussion of the stored-program concept by Thomas Haigh, Mark Priestley, and Crispin Rope; a history of academic computer science degrees in Spain and the origins of Barcelona's School of Informatics by Jordi Fornes and Nestor Herran; a history of the fourth generation language (4GL) Nomad by Nicholas Rawlings; a rediscovery of the messaging capabilities in the SDC time-sharing system by David Hemmendinger; and a look at early commercial electronic distribution of software in the late 1970s by Zbigniew Stachniak.
software distribution, history of computing, TWA Teleregister ticket terminal, stored program concept, Barcelona's School of Informatics, Nomad, 4GL, SDC, time-sharing system, EDS

L. Heide, "From the Editor's Desk," in IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 2-3, 2014.
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