Issue No. 02 - April-June (2010 vol. 32)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2010.33
Thomas Haigh , University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
<p>Drawing on work from business, social, and labor history, this article reinterprets the early domestic US computer industry in its broader economic and political context. Contrary to popular imagination, the early computer industry emerges as one devoted primarily to government business, liberal in its political leanings, and with a paternalist corporate culture profoundly shaped by the threat of unionization.</p>
History of computing, IBM, Cold War, Americanization, welfare capitalism, New Deal Order, Thomas J. Watson
T. Haigh, "Computing the American Way: Contextualizing the Early US Computer Industry," in IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 32, no. , pp. 8-20, 2010.