John Wiley & Sons, London, NY 1957; 193 pages, Index, bibliography & references, some illustrations.
Condition: Good overall, green cloth hardcover, ex-corporate library rubberstamp on front pastedown, pocket at rear, some rubbing to spine and corner tips, wear along spine ends; binding is sound, pages clean.
Keywords: 1960s office equipment, office automation, electronic data processing, EDP, EDPM, history of computers in business, office management, installing electronic data processing systems, business computers, IBM office equipment
Categories: 1950's computers and computing, Biography and Company Histories, Computers and Society, Databooks, Handbooks, Manuals, General Histories and References, Hardware, Human-Computer Interaction
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Price: $15.00 save 20% $12.00
Item Description'It is generally supposed that the initials EDPM stand for Electronic Data Processing Machines. Some organizations that have become involved in the problems of installing these machines have their own definition of these same initials -- Every Damn Problem Magnified; or Energetic Departure from Proven Methods... Hence, this practical book, discussing realistic solutions to common problems, and the efficient installation of EDP...' (from the author's introduction).
Contents -- Management's Responsibilities; Organizing the Overall Program; Organizing the EDP Program; The Systems Plans; General Programming; Programming the computer runs; Installation; Conversion; Operation; Recapitulation; Appendices -- the Human Side of Electronics, by Wesley S. Bagby; Characteristics of EDP Personnel; Status of the Systems Plans; bibliography & references, Index.