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Author: J. Allardice
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: june, january, newsletter, joss
Formats:PDF
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A final compilation of 44 issues of the [JOSS Newsletter], which has been issued monthly since November 1967 to users of JOSS, RAND's interactive, time-shared computer system designed for the solution of small numerical problems.Although the [Newsletter] has been discontinued, the JOSS system will continue to be used until renovation is no longer practical.A final version of the JOSS Program Libra......
Author: J. C. Shaw
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: computing, system, line, experimental, designer, view, joss
Formats:PDF
Copyrights: Copyrighted

A description of JOSS (JOHNNIAC Open-Shop System), an experimental on-line, timeshared computing service.The paper emphasizes the features that have made JOSS a convenient new tool.......
Authors: G. E. Bryan, Edwin W. Paxson
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: notebook, joss
Formats:PDF
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A loose-leaf reference guide for JOSS sophomores, who have had experience at a console and are familiar with the introductory JOSS literature (RM-5058-PR, RM-5220-PR, RM-5322-PR, RM-5377-PR).In addition to the basic tutorial material on JOSS language, commands, and functions, practical instructions are given on how to insert paper and change ribbons; typewriter settings; procedures for contacting ......
Author: C. L. Baker
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: design, console, joss
Formats:PDF
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Describes the development at Rand of a remote typewriter console for use with JOSS, Rand's personal on-line computing service, and demonstrates the extreme care that must be taken to design an acceptable console for personal use by casual users.The input/output version of the familiar IBM Selectric was selected as the central element of the console because of its excellent keyboard feel, its high-......
Author: J. W. Smith
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: routines, processing, central, joss
Formats:PDF
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A reference guide for JOSS users to (1) the language used for couching instructions to JOSS; (2) JOSS's responses to instructions; (3) the collection of machine-language routines (in JOSS's central computer) responsible for interpreting and responding to instructions; and (4) the details and decisions that bilaterally influenced the language and the design and implementation of the routines. The m......
Author: J. C. Shaw
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: shop, system, open, johnniac, conversations, joss
Formats:PDF
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A brief description of JOSS and examples of conversations in which the system is directed in a high-level algebraic language.......
Authors: Shirley L. Marks, George W. Armerding
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: primer, joss
Formats:PDF
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Introduction to JOSS, RAND's time-shared computing system, for the beginning user with examples illustrating the system's basic elements, which can easily be learned without programming experience.Seated at a mobile console connected to a computer via telephone lines, the Primer reader follows the instructions step by step, duplicating examples, trying variations, and observing results.He types co......
Author: E. P. Gimble
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: engineers, solving, problem, joss
Formats:PDF
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A step-by-step demonstration of the basic principles of JOSS operation to enable engineers to solve progressively more involved problems in numeric calculation.Following an overview of the JOSS system, including descriptions of the console and language, examples of JOSS input and output demonstrate how the basic commands, both direct and indirect, are applied.Direct commands are used to solve prob......
Author: Shirley L. Marks
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: experiment, reflections, years, joss
Formats:PDF
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JOSS, a personal time-shared computing service, was proposed in March 1961 as "an exploration into continuous and intimate contact between a human user and a computer."The JOSS experiment began in May 1963 with one typewriter console at the JOHNNIAC computer and four installed in offices of selected RAND staff.By the end of 1970, there were 500 to 600 users at RAND and at Air Force sites across th......
Author: J. C. Shaw
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: computing, service, line, experimental, examples, joss
Formats:PDF
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A presentation of examples of the use of JOSS (Johnniac Open Shop System) for the solution of small numerical problems.......
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