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The digital hand : how computers changed the work of American manufacturing, transportation, and retail industries

Author: James W Cortada
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text provides a historical perspective on how some of the most important American industries used computing over the past half century, describing their experience, their best practices and the role of industries and technologies in changing the nature of American work.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cortada, James W.
Digital hand.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003012107
(OCoLC)52377455
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James W Cortada
ISBN: 9780195165883 0195165888
OCLC Number: 174966901
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 494 pages) : illustrations
Contents: PREFACE
Other Titles: How computers changed the work of American manufacturing, transportation, and retail industries
Responsibility: James W. Cortada.

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