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Facit and the BESK Boys: Sweden's computer industry (1956-1962)

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1 Author(s)
T. Petersson ; Uppsala Univ., Sweden

In 1956, the Swedish office equipment company Facit embarked on a plan to produce large-scale computers for the Swedish and Western European markets. The plan involved recruiting several top engineers known as the BESK Boys, who developed a computer for Facit that briefly was the world's fastest. Circumstances, however, ultimately worked against Facit.

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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing  (Volume:27 ,  Issue: 4 )