Building IBM -- Shaping an Industry and Its Technology; hardcover in dustjacket. Emerson W. Pugh.
Building IBM -- Shaping an Industry and Its Technology; hardcover in dustjacket
Building IBM -- Shaping an Industry and Its Technology; hardcover in dustjacket
Building IBM -- Shaping an Industry and Its Technology; hardcover in dustjacket

Building IBM -- Shaping an Industry and Its Technology; hardcover in dustjacket.

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.

Price: $16.50

Item Description

No 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.