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From Mainframes to Smartphones

A History of the International Computer Industry

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HARDCOVER

$51.00 • £40.95 • €46.00

ISBN 9780674729063

Publication Date: 06/08/2015

Short

248 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

7 graphs, 21 tables

World

The history presented is sweeping in its scope.—Thomas W. Hazlett, International Journal of the Economics of Business

The authors have written a short, well-informed history of how computing became a business and a global industry. While aimed at business and economic historians, it has much to teach historians of technology too… This is a well-executed, mature, and knowledgeable study that should be of interest to historians of technology and not just essential to those studying the history of computing.—James W. Cortada, Technology and Culture

Offers a concise history of the companies that created the computer industry… This book is a worthy addition to the literature of the history of computing.—J. Rodzvilla, Choice

A clear-eyed view of the international computer industry and its leading firms across time. The authors have a good grasp of how the landscape changed and a sensible take on the forces that drove those changes.—Steven W. Usselman, Georgia Institute of Technology

An insightful and fascinating short history of the international computer industry.—Jeffrey R. Yost, University of Minnesota

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