Contents

Preface

1. Early Days

Background: the 1960s

The IBM 360 and its Clones

University Computing before Timesharing

2. Timesharing

Early Timesharing

Timesharing at Dartmouth

3. The Organization of Computing in Universities

Departmental Computing Centers

The Computing Industry

Planning for Personal Computers

4. Networks

Campus Networks

National Networks

Case Studies: Dartmouth and Carnegie Mellon

5. Networks of Personal Computers

Personal Computers and Workstations

The Macintosh at Dartmouth

Carnegie Mellon and the Andrew Project

6. Modern Times

Academic Computing Today

Computing in Education

Sources