Greenwood Press, CT, 1996; 263 pages, index.
Condition: Very Good or better condition, appears unread, dark blue hardcover titles in black on cover and spine; small bump/ding at lower front and rear covers. The binding is secure and sound, the pages are clean, unmarked.
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Item DescriptionIncludes, The Industry's Structure -- an Introduction to the History of the Information Processing Industry; Patterns in Office Equipment technology and business practices;
The Applications for Computers -- the case for studying the history of How Computers were Used; Commercial APplications of the Digital Computer in American Corporations, 1945 - 1995;
The Management of Information Processing -- issues to be studied in the history of information processing management; Information - the Corporate Asset; Evolution of information Processing management, 1945 - 1995; Bibliographic Essay; index
Birth of the Modern Computer, 1939 - 1955 -- The period from 1939 to the mid-1950s marked the birth of the modern electronic digital computer and the wide acceptance of analog computing devices. WIth the arrival of commercially viable computers by the mid-1950s, the computer industry was born, witnessing the arrival of yet another information handling technology into an industry that was by then about 75 years old. Prior to the mid-1950s, computers were not mass produced; they were one-of-a-kind devices, many constructed for government and military agencies... (from the General Introduction to Computing History).