Lessons from Discarded Computer Architectures

Abstract : The BBC microcomputer was one of several nationally produced which were superseded by the International Business Machines (IBM) Personal Computer (PC). This reflected the results of both an international market competition and rivalry between different US processor manufacturers. Along with the hardware, valuable software and supporting educational ideologies were discarded. As we make choices about technological innovation, to what degree are we selecting potential efficacy or responding to marketing hype?
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Arthur Tatnall. IFIP WG 9.7 International Conference on History of Computing (HC) / Held as Part of World Computer Congress (WCC), Sep 2010, Brisbane, Australia. Springer, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, AICT-325, pp.198-205, 2010, History of Computing. Learning from the Past. 〈10.1007/978-3-642-15199-6_20〉
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Andrew E. Fluck. Lessons from Discarded Computer Architectures. Arthur Tatnall. IFIP WG 9.7 International Conference on History of Computing (HC) / Held as Part of World Computer Congress (WCC), Sep 2010, Brisbane, Australia. Springer, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, AICT-325, pp.198-205, 2010, History of Computing. Learning from the Past. 〈10.1007/978-3-642-15199-6_20〉. 〈hal-01054654〉

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