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BUSINESS COMPUTER SYMPOSIUM december 1958, papers British Electronic Computer Exhibition. Electronic Engineering Association, Office Appliance, Business Equipment Trade Association.

BUSINESS COMPUTER SYMPOSIUM december 1958, papers British Electronic Computer Exhibition.

Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, London 1959, first edition; 846 pages, Index, some illustrations.
Condition: Good blue decorated hardcover in Good green and white dustjacket and clear protective cover; jacket missing 2 inch piece top of spine end, chipping and rubbing overall; boards with corners bumped but only slight wear, hinges weak but binding sound, pages clean & unmarked although toned with age.
Price: $300.00
Item no. C06183
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'The first British Electronic Computer Exhibition, jointly organized by the Electronic Engineering Association and the Office Appliance and Business Equipment Trade Association, was presented at Olympia, London from 28 November to 4 December, 1958. Concurrently with the Exhibition a Business Computer Symposium was held on 1st, 2nd and 3rd December, at which 23 papers were submitted by pioneers of automatic data processing systems. This book contains those papers and records the ensuing discussions' (from the jacket flap)

'The computer as we know it is a recent development. Ten years ago it was, in the words of the Early of Halsbury, 'little more than a gleam in the eye of a few pioneers' and even today its use in business and industry is in an infant stage... The papers cover every kind of computer in every kind of business and from every aspect...' (from the flap).

CONTENTS -- Computers - Retrospect and Prospect (Earl of Halbury); Payroll & Production Applications (NC Pollock The Computer as an Aid to Production Management (JW Grant);

British Computing Services (derek Wragge Morley); Large Scale File Maintenance (DG Pedder); The Planning of Tubing Manufacture using an IBM 650 Computer (RG Hitchcock);

Public Utility Accounting (G Sherlock); Electronic-Data Processing in the Nationalized Industries (Dudley W Hooper); Inventory Control, Accounting and Payroll (A Bradley); Production Control by Buying Computer Time (RB Baggett);

Accounting for Farmers' Sugar Beet Production (JP Lawler); Electronics for Banking (L Temple); A Case Study in the Application of an EMIDEC Electronic Data-Processing System (DA Greensmith); The Practical Application of a Small Commercial User (DL Rowlands);

Techniques for Analysis of a Family Expenditure Survey on a Computer (MA Wright); A Review of Automatic Data-Processing in Government Departments, May 1958 (JHH Merriman);

Electronic Computers, a Practical Application (JF Body); The Application of Linear Programming to the Design of Animal Feeding stuffs (Muir); Integrating the Procedures of an Insurance Office (Schang); The Approach to EDP of a Large User (Furniss);

Analysis of Sales Statistics (C A Wilkes); Electronic Data-Processing (Brockbank); Wages Accounting (Sargent); Computers and Operational Research (D G Owen); Index.