COMPUTER HISTORY -- as "seen by" Bob Bemer
(and sometimes as "made by")

Stories

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Topic

V01
NIXON, National Computer Year, and Impeachment
V02
COLOSSUS -- Word Processor of World War II
V03
International Computer Standards
V04
War and Perspective
V05
Who Was Shakuntala Devi?
V06
Computer Goofs - Line Printers
V07
How Bob Bemer Ended Up as a Programmer, Despite Kindergarten
V08
LOCKHEED - Early Computing at the California Division
V09
IBM - PRINT I -- The First Load-and-Go System
V10
IBM - FORTRANSIT -- The Second Fortran Processor
V11
IBM - A Who's Who of Early FORTRAN Days
V12
IBM - Origins of Timesharing
V13
IBM - Accidental Birth of the IBM 7070 Computer System
V14
IBM - EBCDIC and the P-bit -- Biggest Computer Goof Ever
V15
IBM - How ASCII Got Its Backslash
V16
IBM - That Powerful ESCAPE Character -- Key and Sequences
V17
Answers for a Canadian 6th-Grader
V18
IBM - The Original Paper on ESCape
V19
IBM - Why is a Byte 8 Bits? Or is it?
V20
IBM - HiJinks at a Very Staid Company
V21
IBM - Chess to Come
V22
IBM - The Faces of Gambling (Eight of Them)
V23
IBM - A Little Non-Traveling Music
V24
IBM - The Selectric Typewriter
V25
IBM - The Jack Sterling Show
V26
IBM - Power of the Printed Word
V27
IBM - Its Dress Code
V28
IBM - Bemer Meets Europe
V29
IBM - Why I Left For UNIVAC
V30
UNIVAC - Trying to Make Better Software than IBM's
V31
UNIVAC - and Computer Sciences Corporation
V32
UNIVAC - SIMULA -- The First Object-Oriented Language Processor
V33
Bull GE - An American Programmer in Paris -- 1965-1966
V34
Bull GE - An American at a French Computer Maker - 1965-1966
V35
Bull GE - A View of the Delights of Paris - 1965-1966
V36
Bull GE - Paris Visitors - 1965-1966
V37
GE - Accent on the Phoenix Computer Department - 1966 to 1970
V38
GE - Why Don't Software and Hardware Talk to Each Other?
V39
GE - Have You Ever Been To Mahwah?
V40
GE - Masterpiece Engineering at the Rome NATO Conference
V41
GE/Honeywell - Working on Moon Mountain
V42
The POET Effect - The Persistence Of Established Technology
V43
Dijkstra Meets Bachman
V44
GE - General Electric Meets A Millisecond
V45
GE - Helping the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration -- Ha Ha Ha
V46
IBM - Sued For $300 Million Over The ALT Key
V47
IBM - Explaining Coded Character Sets to a Jury
V48
ASCII -- The Interface Age Articles
V49
ASCII -- and the Mark of the Beast
V50
IBM - ASCII and Beyond -- The ISO Registry
V51
Meter/Metre and Your Spell Checker
V52
That Pesky Sobriquet Father of --
V53
The Babel of Codes Prior to ASCII!
V54
Our Canadian Student Reports the IEEE Awards
V55
New Yorker Magazine -- 1957 Interview of Bemer
V56
History of Internet/Web Concepts
V57
Calvin Mooers -- The "Click" Man
V58
Getting to Know a Berners-Lee
V59
An Appreciation of Eric Clamons
V60
An E-Interview with Hugh McGregor Ross
V61
Starting the Lockheed Missiles and Space Div. Computer Dept.

 

Stories in Waiting

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Topic

V70
IMPACT
V71
IBM - The Beginnings of ASCII
V72
GE - Origin of the Software Factory (how Detroit does it)
V73
GE - 1968 NATO Conference on Software Engineering
V74
GE - 1969 NATO Conference on Software Engineering
V75
Fun and Profit with the Information Separators of ASCII
V76
Computers that Sight-Read -- Some Early OCR Stories
V77
Helping the U.S. Post Office -- Ha Ha
V78
HIS - The Screen Environment(R)
V79
HIS - The TEX Language (not Don Knuth's)
V80
 
 
Scanned Reference Documents

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S01,02
Computers and our Society -- still pertinent from 1973
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INSIDE ASCII -- The Interface Age Articles
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Datamation Articles on ASCII
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Escape to Reality -- Datamation Forum
 
Travel Logs

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Period

T01
Bob Bemer's Trips - Lockheed & IBM
T02
Bob Bemer's Trips - Univac
T03
Bob Bemer's Trips - Bull GE
T04
Bob Bemer's Trips - General Electric
T05
Bob Bemer's Trips - Honeywell
T06
Bob Bemer's Trips - First Retirement
T07
Bob Bemer's Trips - Y2K Period
T08
Bob Bemer's Trips - Character Sets Only

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