MIT Press, cambridge MA 1995; 405 pages, Index, Notes, photographs throughout.
Condition: Very Good overall, in Very Good dustjacket, corners a bit bumped, light edgewear to jacket; binding is a bit shaken but is sound, pages clean and unmarked.
Categories: 1950's computers and computing, 1960's computers and computing, 1970's computers and computing, Biography and Company Histories, Computers and Society, Databooks, Handbooks, Manuals, IBM, General Histories and References, Hardware, Human-Computer Interaction, Minicomputers, Programming and Programming Languages, General Programming, Philosophy of Programming, Word Processing, Data Processing
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Item DescriptionNo company of the twentieth century achieved greater success and engendered more admiration, respect, envy, fear, and hatred than IBM... Tells the story of that company, how it was formed, how it grew, and how it shaped and dominated the information processing industry... (from the jacket flap)
Contents includes -- Hollerith - Inventory and Entrepreneur; Origins of IBM; Watson, man with a mission; Building an Engineering Organization; Responding to the Great Depression; Support for Academic Research; Research for Patents and Devices; World War II Activities; Future demands; Government-funded Competition; IBM's initial response; Watson, Jr. takes charge; Programming Computers; An Air defense system; Chasing new technologies; Legacy; Gambling on System/360; Commitment and Delivery; Onrush of technology; demands of the future; more.