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Promoting the Prosaic: The Case for Process-Control Computers
July-September 2010 (vol. 32 no. 3)
pp. 94-96
Jonathan Aylen, University of Manchester

Computers brought automation to industries such as chemicals, steel, and power generation during the 1960s. Real-time control of major industrial processes was achieved using Cold War hardware.

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Index Terms:
History of computing, process control, steel, chemicals, power generation, cold war, automation, computers, strip mill
Jonathan Aylen, "Promoting the Prosaic: The Case for Process-Control Computers," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 94-96, July-Sept. 2010, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2010.53
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