A World Full of Computers: How Did That Happen?

Abstract : This paper argues in favor of more national and global histories of computing, describes the author’s current research, and presents preliminary findings about the global diffusion of IT with particular emphasis on developments in the pan-Atlantic community of North America and Europe from to 1940s to 2000. The author introduces a new model for dating events in the diffusion of computing.
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John Impagliazzo; Per Lundin; Benkt Wangler. 3rd History of Nordic Computing (HiNC), Oct 2010, Stockholm, Sweden. Springer, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, AICT-350, pp.1-12, 2011, History of Nordic Computing 3. 〈10.1007/978-3-642-23315-9_1〉
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James Cortada. A World Full of Computers: How Did That Happen?. John Impagliazzo; Per Lundin; Benkt Wangler. 3rd History of Nordic Computing (HiNC), Oct 2010, Stockholm, Sweden. Springer, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, AICT-350, pp.1-12, 2011, History of Nordic Computing 3. 〈10.1007/978-3-642-23315-9_1〉. 〈hal-01564653〉

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