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Before the Computer - IBM, NCR, Burroughs and Remington Rand and the Industry They Created, 1865-1956 (Paperback, New edition) Loot Price: R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 You Save: R22 (5%)
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Before the Computer - IBM, NCR, Burroughs and Remington Rand and the Industry They Created, 1865-1956 (Paperback, New edition)

James W. Cortada

Series: Princeton Studies in Business & Technology

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Before the Computer fully explores the data processing industry in the United States from its nineteenth-century inception down to the period when the computer became its primary tool. As James Cortada describes what was once called the "office appliance industry," he challenges our view of the digital computer as a revolutionary technology. Cortada interprets reliance on computers as a development within an important segment of the American economy that was earlier represented largely by such instruments as typewriters, tabulating machines, adding machines, and calculators. He also describes how many of the practices of the office appliance industry evolved into those of the computer world. Drawing on previously unavailable industry archives, the author adds to our understanding of IBM's early history and offers short corporate histories of firms that include NCR, Burroughs, and Remington Rand. Focusing on the United States but also including comparative material on Europe and Asia, Before the Computer will be a unique source of knowledge about the companies that built office equipment and their enormous impact on economic life.

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Imprint: Princeton University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Princeton Studies in Business & Technology
Release date: May 2000
Authors: James W. Cortada
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 402
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-691-05045-4
Barcode: 9780691050454
Categories: Books > Computing & IT
Books > Computing & IT > General
Books > Professional & Technical > Technology: general issues > History of engineering & technology
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies > Service industries
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies > Service industries > General
LSN: 0-691-05045-7

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