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From Mainframes to Smartphones

A History of the International Computer Industry

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$51.00 • £40.95 • €46.00

ISBN 9780674729063

Publication Date: 06/08/2015


248 pages

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

7 graphs, 21 tables


  • Introduction
  • I. Origins of the Computer Industry, 1950–1965
    • 1. The Mainframe Computer Industry
    • 2. Product Differentiation, Software, and Services
    • 3. The International Computer Industry
  • II. The Impact of IBM’s System/360, 1965–1980
    • 4. IBM’s System/360 in the American Market
    • 5. IBM’s System/370 in the American Market
    • 6. International Reactions to System/360 and System/370
  • III. The Rise of the Personal Computer, 1980–1995
    • 7. Microcomputers and Personal Computers in the American Market
    • 8. Beyond Personal Computers in the American Market
    • 9. International Developments
  • IV. The Internet Era, 1995–2010
    • 10. Software and Services
    • 11. Computer Hardware
    • 12. Globalization
  • Conclusions
  • Notes
  • Index

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