IBM Computer Technical History 744pgs IBM 360 608 702 7070 1130 Mark 1 NORC SAGE For Sale
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IBM Computer Technical History 744pgs IBM 360 608 702 7070 1130 Mark 1 NORC SAGE:
700 page IBM Computer History, 1940s-60s
Historic Photos & technical drawings
One reviewer writes:
"[The book] chronicles the transformation of IBM into a computer company in a remarkably few years, discussing projects that ended in frustration as well as the more successful ones, and providing a sense of the atmosphere, the people, and the decision-making processes involved during the company's rapid technological transformation.[This]unique contribution to the modern history of computers . . . focuses on engineering alternatives rather than business and general management considerations and reveals the significance of imaginative solutions to problems in design and technology, from initial experiments with electronics in digital machines to the threshold of the System 360 era. . . .The book's fourteen chapters briefly survey the card machine era and then cover electronic calculation, the magnetic drum calculator, the Defense Calculator and other first-generation products, ferrite core memories, magnetic tape, and disk storage development, programming, transistors, 'Project Stretch' (which involved disappointments but led to one of IBM's greatest successes) high-speed printers, research, and new-product-line considerations. "
Apart from a little cover wear, the book is in very good condition. Ex-library Hardcover, 744 pages. Copyright 1985. This item ships WORLDWIDE.
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