Anecdotes for the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

This page is written for people interested in writing an anecdote for the Annals. Typically they are about 3,000 words long, but they can be less or more.

Below are links to a few examples:

I'm always interested in hearing about ideas for submissions.

Try out your thought on me. Don't assume you know what an anecdote is and that you don't have one. When they hear the word "anecdote" some people think of a cute little story. Our definition of anecdote is much broader than that. I see anecdotes as being relatively short (e.g., 3,000 words or less) stories, that are not trying to be works of professional history writing, told by someone or possible a small team of people about some relatively narrow aspect of computing history in which they participated or of which they otherwise have knowledge from personal study or observation. Anecdotes are about the history of something and not about the detailed technology itself although the technology can be sketched a bit to provide context.

Take a look at complete list of anecdotes over the decades.

Again: try your ideas on me.

Dave Walden
Anecdotes editor
dave@walden-family.com