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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.
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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
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Cortada, James W.
Digital hand. How computers changed the work of American manufacturing, transportation, and retail industries.
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: 1423726340 9781423726340
OCLC Number: 61725557
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 494 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Arrival of digital technologies and their applications --
Digitizing the American economy --
Presence and role of manufacturing industries in the American economy --
Business patterns and digital applications in the transformation of manufacturing industries --
Patterns and practices in three traditional manufacturing industries : automotive, steel and aerospace --
Patterns and practices in three process industries : petroleum, chemical, and pharmaceuticals --
Business practices and digital applications in information technology industries : semiconductors, hard drives, and software --
Business practices and digital applications in the transformation of transportation industries : trains and trucks --
Presence of wholesale and retail industries in the American economy --
Business patterns and digital applications in the transformation of wholesale and retail industries --
Patterns and practices in three retail industries : grocery, apparel, e-tailing.
Other Titles: How computers changed the work of American manufacturing, transportation, and retail industries
Responsibility: James W. Cortada.
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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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