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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Arthur L Norberg
|Description:||x, 347 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||1. The founding of Engineering Research Associates, Incorporated --
2. Research on the commercial frontier of computer machinery : the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation --
3. Research on the commercial frontier of computing machinery : Engineering Research Associates, Inc. --
4. Always a dollar short and a day late --
5. Remington Rand Computing : integrating EMCC and ERA into the parent company --
Conclusion : a new view of EMCC and ERA and their contributions.
|Series Title:||History of computing.|
|Responsibility:||Arthur L. Norberg.|
"Both ERA and EMCC had their roots in World War II, and in postwar years both firms received major funding from the United States government. Norberg analyzes the interaction between the two companies and the government and examines the impact of this institutional context on technological innovation. He looks at the two firms' operations after 1951 as independent subsidiaries of Remington Rand, and documents the management problems that began after Remington Rand merged with Sperry Gyroscope to form Sperry Rand in 1955."--BOOK JACKET.
- Electronic digital computers -- History.
- Computer industry -- History.
- Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation (Philadelphia, Pa.) -- History.
- Engineering Research Associates -- History.
- Remington Rand, Inc. -- History.
- Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation (Philadelphia, Pa.)
- Engineering Research Associates.
- Remington Rand, Inc.
- Computer industry.
- Electronic digital computers.