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Issue No.01 - January-March (2008 vol.30)
pp: 16-36
ABSTRACT
The history of the computer time-sharing industry is one of the unwritten chapters in the overall history of computing. In this article, we show that the time-sharing industry constituted a major sector of the computer services industry until the early 1980s, when time-sharing was made obsolescent by the personal computer.
INDEX TERMS
Time sharing computer systems, History, Computer industry, Industrial economics, Microcomputers, Operating systems, Information systems, Personal communication networks, Heart, Costs, time-sharing computer systems, computer networks, computer services, economics
CITATION
"Economic Perspectives on the History of the Computer Time-Sharing Industry, 1965-1985", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.30, no. 1, pp. 16-36, January-March 2008, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2008.3
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