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The Resource From mainframes to smartphones : a history of the international computer industry, Martin Campbell-Kelly and Daniel D. Garcia-Swartz

From mainframes to smartphones : a history of the international computer industry, Martin Campbell-Kelly and Daniel D. Garcia-Swartz

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From mainframes to smartphones : a history of the international computer industry
Title
From mainframes to smartphones
Title remainder
a history of the international computer industry
Statement of responsibility
Martin Campbell-Kelly and Daniel D. Garcia-Swartz
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This compact history traces the computer industry from its origins in 1950 mainframes, through the establishment of standards beginning in 1965 and the introduction of personal computing in the 1980s. It concludes with the Internet's explosive growth since 1995. Across these four periods, Martin Campbell-Kelly and Daniel Garcia-Swartz describe the steady trend toward miniaturization and explain its consequences for the bundles of interacting components that make up a computer system. With miniaturization, the price of computation fell and entry into the industry became less costly. Companies supplying different components learned to cooperate even as they competed with other businesses for market share. Simultaneously with miniaturization - and equally consequential - the core of the computer industry from hardware to software and services. Companies that failed to adapt to this trend were left behind. Governments did not turn a blind eye to the activities of entrepreneurs. The U.S. government was the major customer for computers in the early years. Several European governments subsidized private corporations, and Japan fostered R&D in private firms while protecting its domestic market from foreign competition. From Mainframes to Smartphones is international in scope and broad in its purview of this revolutionary industry. -- from dust jacket
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DLC
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Campbell-Kelly, Martin
Dewey number
338.4/7004
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9696.2.A2
LC item number
C36 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1962-
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Garcia-Swartz, Daniel D.
Series statement
Critical issues in business history
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  • Computer industry
  • Computer industry
Label
From mainframes to smartphones : a history of the international computer industry, Martin Campbell-Kelly and Daniel D. Garcia-Swartz
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Publication
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  • 31223114370993
  • 31223114370985
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Origins of the computer industry, 1950-1965 : The mainframe computer industry -- Product differentiation, software, and services -- The international computer industry -- Part II. The impact of IBM's system/360, 1965-1980 : IBM's system/360 in the American market -- IBM's system/370 in the American market -- International reactions to system/360 and system/370 -- Part III. The rise of the personal computer, 1980-1995 : Microcomputers and personal computers in the American market -- Beyond personal computers in the American market -- International developments -- Part IV. The internet era, 1995-2010 : Software and services -- Computer hardware -- Globalization
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vi, 240 pages
Isbn
9780674729063
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014039385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 898408211
  • (OCoLC)898408211
Label
From mainframes to smartphones : a history of the international computer industry, Martin Campbell-Kelly and Daniel D. Garcia-Swartz
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223114370993
  • 31223114370985
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Origins of the computer industry, 1950-1965 : The mainframe computer industry -- Product differentiation, software, and services -- The international computer industry -- Part II. The impact of IBM's system/360, 1965-1980 : IBM's system/360 in the American market -- IBM's system/370 in the American market -- International reactions to system/360 and system/370 -- Part III. The rise of the personal computer, 1980-1995 : Microcomputers and personal computers in the American market -- Beyond personal computers in the American market -- International developments -- Part IV. The internet era, 1995-2010 : Software and services -- Computer hardware -- Globalization
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vi, 240 pages
Isbn
9780674729063
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014039385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 898408211
  • (OCoLC)898408211

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