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Issue No.04 - Oct.-Dec. (2013 vol.35)
pp: 2-3
Lars Heide , Copenhagen Business School
ABSTRACT
This issue features several articles that discuss different perspectives on evolving computer industry strategies. Specifically, the issue includes a comparison of the innovation strategies by Burroughs and the British Tabulating Machine (BTM) by Jeffrey Yost, two internal perspectives on important elements of IBM's strategy beyond innovation and production of computer hardware by Albert Endres and James W. Cortada, a history of Intel's strategic decisions regarding its position in the emerging microcomputing market from the 1970s by Zbigneiw Stachniak, and Patryk Wasiak's look at marketing strategies in the consumer-focused microcomputer industry of the 1980s.
INDEX TERMS
Apple, history of computing, microcomputer industry, IBM, British Tabulating Machine, IBM salesmen, IBM sales organization, computer hardware, microcomputing, computer dealer demos, Burroughs, Intel, Commodore, Atari,
CITATION
Lars Heide, "From the Editor's Desk", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.35, no. 4, pp. 2-3, Oct.-Dec. 2013, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2013.51
REFERENCES
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2. S. Engelbourg, International Business Machines. A Business History, Arno Press, 1976; G. Nerheim, and H.W. Nordvik, , ‘Ikke bare maskiner’. Historien om IBM i Norge 1935–1985 [”Not Just Machines”: History of IBM in Norway, 1935–1985], Universitetsforlaget, 1986.
3. “Early History of Microcircuitry,” special issue, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.34, no. 1, 2012. Also see J.W. Lathrop, “The Diamond Ordnance Fuze Laboratory's Photolithographic Approach to Microcircuits,” and M. Green, “Dummer's Vision of Solid Circuits at the UK Royal Radar Establishment,” IEEE Annals, vol. 35, no. 1, 2013.
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