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The Purloined Mainframe: Hiding the History of Computing in Plain Sight
July-Sept. 2009 (vol. 31 no. 3)
pp. 83-84
John Laprise, Northwestern University
The US federal government is immense. Executive branch departments are the size of large multinational corporations, with similar reach and power. Yet historians of computing looking at government have largely focused on elements in the Department of Defense not related to cryptography and NASA. Both of these organizations have a well-documented interest in computer technology. What about everyone else?
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Think Piece, John Laprise, purloined mainframe, history of computing
Citation:
John Laprise, "The Purloined Mainframe: Hiding the History of Computing in Plain Sight," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 83-84, July-Sept. 2009, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2009.52
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