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The Computer in the United States

Author : James W. Cortada
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This book studies how a technological innovation -- in this case the computer -- progresses from its origin as an idea in someone's mind to its eventual manifestation as a useable and marketable consumer product.

The Computer in the United States

Author : James W. Cortada
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Traces the rise of King Computer by examining three aspects: the development and evolution of the technology by the scientists, the manufacture and marketing of the products by companies and vendors, and the reception of computers by the public when they began hearing about them in the 1950s. Of interest to historians of technology, sociologists, and general readers. Paper edition (unseen), $16.50. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Computer based Information Resources for the United States House of Representatives

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on House Administration
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The Computer Industry in Japan and Its Meaning for the United States

Author : National Research Council (U.S.). Computer Technology / Resources Panel
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United States Congressional Serial Set

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Programmers and Managers

Author : P. Kraft
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Norbert Wiener, perhaps better than anyone else, understood the intimate and delicate relationship between control and communication: that messages intended as commands do not necessarily differ from those intended simply as facts. Wiener noted the paradox when the modem computer was hardly more than a laboratory curiosity. Thirty years later, the same paradox is at the heart of a severe identity crisis which con fronts computer programmers. Are they primarily members of "management" acting as foremen, whose task it is to ensure that orders emanating from executive suites are faithfully trans lated into comprehensible messages? Or are they perhaps sim ply engineers preoccupied with the technical difficulties of relating "software" to "hardware" and vice versa? Are they aware, furthermore, of the degree to which their work whether as manager or engineer-routinizes the work of others and thereby helps shape the structure of social class relation ships? I doubt that many of us who lived through the first heady and frantic years of software development-at places like the RAND and System Development Corporations-ever took time to think about such questions. The science fiction-like setting of mysterious machines, blinking lights, and torrents of numbers served to awe outsiders who could only marvel at the complexity of it all. We were insiders who constituted a secret society into which only initiates were welcome. So today I marvel at the boundless audacity of a rank out sider in writing a book like Programmers and Managers.

United States Congressional serial set

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Author : National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
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Computer Use in the United States 1984

Author : Robert Kominski
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1964 United States Census of Agriculture

Author : United States. Bureau of the Census
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