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‘The Machine That Changed the World’: ACM and the History of Computing, 1947-2010

Milestone Years

Program, "40 Years of Achievement, ACM 1947-1987"
ACM often took the opportunity during their milestone anniversary years to reflect on the history of the organization and to look into the future of the computing field.  Thus, for instance, the twentieth anniversary conference was titled “Past is Prologue” and ACM97, the fiftieth anniversary conference, carried the theme “The Next 50 Years of Computing.”