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Programmed inequality. How Britain discarded women technologists and lost its edge in computing.

Author: Marie Hicks
Publisher: Cambridge : MIT Press Ltd 2017.
Series: History of computing.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1944, Britain led the world in electronic computing. By 1974, the British computer industry was all but extinct. What happened in the intervening thirty years holds lessons for all postindustrial superpowers. As Britain struggled to use technology to retain its global power, the nation's inability to manage its technical labor force hobbled its transition into the information age. Marie Hicks explores the story  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marie Hicks
ISBN: 9780262035545 0262035545
OCLC Number: 974862645
Awards: Winner of 2018 PROSE Award Winner, History of Science, Technology and Medicine 2018
Winner of 2018 Sally Hacker Prize Winner, Society for the History of Technology 2018
Winner of 2018 Stansky Book Prize Winner, North American Conference on British Studies 2018
Winner of 2018 BAC Wadsworth Prize Winner 2018
Description: 352 pages.
Series Title: History of computing.
Responsibility: Marie L. Hicks.

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How Britain lost its early dominance in computing by systematically discriminating against its most qualified workers: women.  Read more...

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