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A Time to Retrospect and Prospect


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As noted in these introductory pages, Alan Perlis was the founding Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of Communications, with the first issue debuting in January 1958. He resigned upon being elected ACM President in June 1962. During his tenure, CACM content was organized into departments, such as "Scientific Applications," "Standards," "Programming Languages," among others. I was the editor of a section on "Business Applications."

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