Before the computer : IBM, NCR, Burroughs, and Remington Rand and the industry they created, 1865-1956 (Book, 2000) [WorldCat.org]
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Before the computer : IBM, NCR, Burroughs, and Remington Rand and the industry they created, 1865-1956

Author: James W Cortada
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2000
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4. oplView all editions and formats
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An investigation of the American data processing industry, from its 19th-century inception to the 20th century reliance on computing systems. The author describes how many instruments used by earlier offices, such as typewriters, tabulating machines and calculators, simply evolved into computers.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James W Cortada
ISBN: 0691050457 9780691050454 069104807X 9780691048079
OCLC Number: 474924475
Description: 350 p.
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"This beautifully produced book ... makes an essential contribution to the history of data processing and computing. Its data alone should make the book a basic reference for scholars."---Steven W. Read more...

 
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