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March 1996 - Volume 12:4

ON THE COVER: Public announcement of ENIAC, 1946. From left: J. Presper Eckert, Chief Engineer; Prof. J. G. Brainerd, project supervisor; Sam Feltman, Chief Engineer for Ballistics, Ordnance Dept.; Captain H. H. Goldstine, Liaison Officer; Dr. J. W. Mauchly, Consulting Engineer; Dean Harold Pender, Moore School of Electrical Engineering; General G. M. Barnes, Chief, Ordnance R&D Service; Colonel Paul N. Gillon, Chief, Research Branch, ORDS. (Photo: John Mauchly Papers, Dept. of Special Collections, University of Pennsylvania Library) Below: Detail of the circuit design for the accumulator sections of the ENIAC II chip.

F E A T U R E S

A golden anniversary
Gregory C. Farrington and Peter C. Patton toast ENIAC

Abacus to ENIAC
Highlights in the history of computing

ENIAC-on-a-chip
Jan van der Spiegel cuts 30 tons down to size

Crackpot notions
Dilys Winegrad tells the story of ENIAC

John W. Mauchly: the man and the machine
Michael T. Ryan on Penn Library's exhibition

ENIAC golden anniversary events
Highlights for February and March

A birthday card to ENIAC
A gallery of greetings

Cybersociety 2046
Jill Maser asks students about computing's next 50 years

ENIAC's recessive gene
Mitch Marcus and Atsushi Akera on ENIAC's progeny

Jack
Norman I. Badler animates a model virtual employee

Media power
John MacDermott finds new technology in education


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