[clug] [OT] Open Source model needed for Academic Publishing?
sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Wed Aug 31 23:42:53 MDT 2011
Mike Carden wrote on 1/09/11 2:36 PM:
> Do you mean to say that computer science existed more than 14 years
> ago? Pffft. That can't be right.
You're right, NOTHING important happened in CS before 1996 :-)
Partial & prejudiced list:
[If others indulge, why don't we fork the subject line]
1941-1949: First Generation general-purpose computers.
Ozstralia has "The Last of the First", CSIRAC, due to its slow &
underwhelming bureaucracy. It was put in a wharehouse and forgotten
about, accidentally preserving a major historical item :-)
1950-1951: First Commercial Computers sold & used
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LEO_(computer)> claims 1st Application
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNIVAC_I> claims 1st hardware
1960-1964: IBM 360 created. World's First multi-machine Architecture.
1961-1963: Ivan Sutherland writes "Sketchpad" for his PhD thesis
1964-1968: Doug Englebart and SRI develop mouse, hypertext,
collaboration, etc at "Augmentation Research Centre"
1968/9: Software Engineering created/defined at/with NATO conferences
1962-1969: ARPAnet created
1962-2010: Donald Knuth writes "The Art of Computer Programming"
1977-1985: Knuth diverges to write "Tex" in which to publish his books.
1969-1974: Unix @ Bell Labs by Ken, Dennis and the CSRG (mailstop/Dept 1127)
1973-1976: Bob Metcalfe invents Ethernet
1975: Fred Brooks, hardware then Software Project Director,
writes it up as "The Mythical Man Month"
1986: FB Reprises himself: "No Silver Bullet"
1989-1991: Tim Berners-Lee & CERN invent HTTP & HTML
There was some other noise during this time:
- FORTRAN & COBOL
- SQL and the calculus of Relational Databases
- Hard Disks, Floppy Disks, Flash memory
- micro-computers and PC's
- PARC invented more things, like Object-Oriented, Windowing/GUI's,
remote API's, ...
- Linus and Tridge started hacking :-)
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