Issue No. 02 - March (1995 vol. 12)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.1995.10013
<p>Computer technology, including software, has reached a point where it can beexcavated and studied archeologically. Such excavations can be very insightful:Several years ago, when I was building a program library for numericalcalculation, my mentor professor at Tokyo University was Ayao Amemiya. This man, who built Japan’s first computer in 1952, brought me a dusty book, Acta Mathematics, written by L. Bourguet in 1883. We used the book to implementfomulas for Maclaurin expansion of a gamma function. Now Guillermo Arangohas unearthed another jewel, written 160 years ago. I hope you enjoy this treasure with an excavator’s eye.</p>
G. Arango, "Once Upon A Time, There Was A Demo...," in IEEE Software, vol. 12, no. , pp. 8, 1995.