Free Press of Glencoe, IL, 1959 first edition; 287 pages, Index, Bibliography, Appendix.
Condition: Very Good clean & sound hardcover in Good++ dustjacket & a protective dust jacket cover; dj some edgewear & small piece missing upper corner;.
Categories: 1950's computers and computing, Biography and Company Histories, Computers and Society, Databooks, Handbooks, Manual -- Burroughs, Databooks, Handbooks, Manuals, General microcomputer and Misc. manufacturers, IBM, General Histories and References, Hardware, Human-Computer Interaction, Word Processing, Data Processing
Item Description'An especially valuable section of the book discusses available computer equipment, making it possible for the reader of 1959 to match his needs against equipment available from a variety of companies' (from the jacket flap)
A Civilization Learns to Count -- The Industrial Revolution & Its Concomitants, The Progress of Automation, The Organizational Revolution, Social Implications of Automation in general; Computers have a History;
Giant Computer Systems & How They Work -- Analog Computers, Digital Computers, Input Units, Storage Locations & Registers, Dynamic Storage Devices, Static Storage Devices, Control Units, Output Units; The Language of the Computer -- The Machine Alphabet, Machine Grammar, Specific Instructions to the Machine, Programming & Programmers
The Electronic Principle -- The Machine Logic of the Computer; Computer Applications; Personnel Organization for an Electronic Data Processing Systems Program -- the Overall Control of a Conversion Program, Personnel Organization for a Computer Room;
Training for Electronic Data Processing System -- Importance of Looking Ahead, Developing Internal Training Facilities, Categories of Training, Training Offered by Manufacturers, UNIVAC Programming & Operator Training; IBM Programming & Operator Training.
Includes Burroughs electronic data processing system, IBM, National Cash Register, Remington Rand..