Shopping Cart Shopping Cart 0 items
info@oldcomputerbooks.com
Item Details
2 booklets, Automation in Perspective; and, Automation; 1956, report on technical trends and their impact on management and labor. Dept. of Scientific DSIR, Industrial Research.

2 booklets, Automation in Perspective; and, Automation; 1956, report on technical trends and their impact on management and labor.

DSIR, London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1956; 106 pages, and 28 pages, illustrations, some photographs.
Condition: Good to Very Good overall, each booklet heavy paper wraps decorated with paper-tape illustations, one in red and white, the other in black and white; about 6x9 size. Bindings secure and sound with a slight lean; pages thumbed but clean and unmarked.
Price: $25.00
Item no. M913
Item Description
Includes, 1) Automation in Perspective -- where is automation heading; how far and how fast; how will it affect management; how will it affect labour; conclusions and appendix - training courses relevant to automation -- This is the short and simply written version of the report on Automation issued by the Department in May 1956 See 2) below< Automation is a new word for a new purpose...

2) Automation -- report on technical trends and their impact on management and labor. the development and application of the automatic electronic computer -- commonly known as the 'electronic brain' -- for the integration and control of office procedures and manufacturing processes is something new, beckoning us toward the electric office and the automatic factory of which we can already see the outlines...' (from the Preface)

Contents includes, Auomation in Perspective -- historical perspective; a concept of automatic production; examples - piston factory in the U.S.S.R.; a building-board factory in the U.K.

The Technical Trends -- automatic machining; automatic process-control; batch processes; control of combustion; small firms; the present and the future; more

Automatic Processing of data -- electronic digital computers - single-purpose machines; general-purpose machines; five recent 1950's applications - General Electric Company; Joseph Lyons and Company; Monsanto Chemical Company; Insurance companies; Bank of America; Technical limitations of existing computers - speed; reliability and accuracy; The future

The extent and Rate of Development; the Impact on Management; The IMpact on Labour - automation and employment; the New skills - computer-teams, electronic digital computer in an office, more;

Conclusions -- analogue and digital computers, an explanatory note; some costing and operational studies of automatic equipment already in use; traning courses relevant to automation; References, more.