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From DATAR to the FP-6000: technological change in a Canadian industrial context

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Ferranti Canada's efforts to launch an indigenous computer industry/spl minus/with itself at the center/spl minus/and the eventual collapse of this dream constitute a more complex story than is told in the usual versions, which speak of great ideas lost to an unresponsive society. This article gives an account of Ferranti Canada's involvement in the beginnings of a Canadian electronics industry in the twenty or so years following the Second World War, against the background of world events and the Canadian political, military, and industrial scene.<>

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Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE  (Volume:16 ,  Issue: 2 )