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Toward International Computing History
January-March 2006 (vol. 28 no. 1)
pp. 108, 107
Corinna Schlombs, University of Pennsylvania
This essay advocates for international histories of computing that either compare computing in two or more countries or that investigate interactions between countries. While the first are suited to identify causal factors, the latter augment social and cultural histories.

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Index Terms:
computer, globalization, technology transfer, comparative history
Citation:
Corinna Schlombs, "Toward International Computing History," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 108, 107, Jan.-March 2006, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2006.21
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