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Issue No. 02 - April-June (2010 vol. 32)
ISSN: 1058-6180
pp: 8-20
Thomas Haigh , University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
ABSTRACT
<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>
INDEX TERMS
History of computing, IBM, Cold War, Americanization, welfare capitalism, New Deal Order, Thomas J. Watson
CITATION
Thomas Haigh, "Computing the American Way: Contextualizing the Early US Computer Industry", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 32, no. , pp. 8-20, April-June 2010, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2010.33
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