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Author: James W Cortada
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2004-2008.
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"In The Digital Hand, James W. Cortada combines detailed analysis with narrative history to provide a broad overview of computing's role in sixteen industries, accounting for nearly half of the U.S. economy. Beginning in 1950, when commercial applications of digital technology began to appear, Cortada examines the ways different industries adopted new technologies, as well as the ways their innovative applications  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James W Cortada
ISBN: 0195165888 019516587X 9780195165876 0195165861 9780195165869 9780195165883
OCLC Number: 70686351
Description: 3 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: [1] How computers changed the work of American manufacturing, transportation, and retail industries --
v. 2. How computers changed the work of American financial, telecommunications, media and entertainment industries --
v. 3. How computers changed the work of American public sector industries.
Responsibility: James W. Cortada.

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