Second Bibliographic Guide to the History of Computing, Computers, and the Information Processing Industry, Volume 2

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James W. Cortada
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996 - History - 416 pages
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Complementing the author's 1990 bibliography, A Bibliographic Guide to the History of Computing, Computers, and the Information Processing Industry, this bibliography provides 2,500 new citations, covering all significant literature published since the late 1980s. It includes all aspects of the subject-biographies, company histories, industry studies, product descriptions, sociological studies, industry directories, and traditional monographic histories-and covers all periods from the beginnings to the personal computer. New to this volume is a chapter on the management of information processing operations, useful to both historians and managers of information technology. Together with the earlier bibliography, this work provides the most comprehensive bibliographic guide to the history of computers, computing, and the information processing industry.

The organization of the book follows that of the earlier work, with the addition of the new chapter on the management of information processing. All entries are new to this volume. Titles are annotated, and each chapter begins with a short introduction. A full table of contents and author and subject indexes enhance accessibility to the material.

 

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Contents

2 Origins of Modern Computing
15
3 Hardware and Its Inventors 1920s1960
42
4 Hardware 1960s1980s
76
5 Information Processing Industry
154
6 Managing Data Processing
285
Author Index
379
Subject Index
401
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JAMES W. CORTADA is a member of the IBM Consulting Group and the author of numerous books on the history and management of information processing./e He has compiled two previous bibliographies on computing and is the author of the Historical Dictionary of Data Processing , 3 volumes, (Greenwood, 1987).

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