[SIGCIS-Members] 1997 IEEE Conference on the History of Computing

Brian Randell brian.randell at newcastle.ac.uk
Fri Jan 13 05:22:36 PST 2017


Am I right in understanding that this conference did not result in any published formal conference proceedings as such, though the book "From 0 to 1: an authoritative history of modern computing by Akera Atsushi and Frederik Nebeker” resulted from the conference five years later.

My records indicate that the paper I gave at the 1997 conference ("The Development of Computers and their History”) was at the request of the editors of "From 0 to 1” replaced by a very different paper “The New Electronic Technology”. (I have a copy of the former paper to hand, but not the latter.) 

Have the actual papers delivered at the conference ever been published, i.e., were any actual conference proceedings ever issued?


Brian Randell


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