Articles By Bernard Hodson

Time for a change

Time for a change

This part of the paper gives some additional information which will, hopefully, give a clearer understanding of how the concepts...

May 23rd, 2005 Bernard Hodson
Canada teaches world to cure sick with computers

Canada teaches world to cure sick with computers

Health care continues to dominate the national agenda, and often IT is looked upon as a means to repair what’s...

November 25th, 2004 Bernard Hodson
Pioneer program gets world notice

Pioneer program gets world notice

My previous article outlined how I went about acquiring a powerful computer at the University of Manitoba as a prelude...

November 11th, 2004 Bernard Hodson
Manitoba’s computer department generates buzz

Manitoba’s computer department generates buzz

This is the first of two articles relating to the origins of the Department of Computer Science (CS) at the...

September 30th, 2004 Bernard Hodson
Reminiscence

Reminiscence

In his August 5 ComputerWorld Canada editorial, Michael MacMillan quoted from two reports indicating that IT decisions today are often...

September 2nd, 2004 Bernard Hodson
Canada taught early computers how to speak

Canada taught early computers how to speak

For the size of its population, Canada has had a disproportionate influence on the field of software design, and to...

August 5th, 2004 Bernard Hodson
Dimming the lights only one skill of the giant UNIVAC

Dimming the lights only one skill of the giant UNIVAC

The UNIVAC 1 was the first-ever commercial computer, first shipped in 1951 by New York-based Remington Rand, also inventor of...

July 8th, 2004 Bernard Hodson
Sixties ushers in program to train blind programmers

Sixties ushers in program to train blind programmers

Society’s tendency has, all too often, been to treat handicapped persons as second-class citizens. In particular, blind persons are often...

June 10th, 2004 Bernard Hodson
Computing pushed math, led to nuclear option

Computing pushed math, led to nuclear option

Mathematics had a big hand in the development of computers, but during the early days of computing it was the...

May 13th, 2004 Bernard Hodson
Governments eyed early computers for lotteries, traffic and letters

Governments eyed early computers for lotteries, traffic and letters

The 1950s saw the first appearance of generally available computers, which led governments at all levels to begin exploring their...

April 15th, 2004 Bernard Hodson