I am pleased and honored to be the recipient of the IEEE Golden Core Award. A small number of Golden core awards are granted each year to persons who “served the society in significant ways throughout its 50 years … making the Golden Core group a permanent roster of the principal contributors to the society’s success.” The award is in recognition of my time serving in various roles, including editor-in-chief, of the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing. The IEEE has been central to the academic study of computing for more than a half-century, and I am grateful for the opportunity to have contributed to its mission.