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Economic Perspectives on the History of the Computer Time-Sharing Industry, 1965-1985

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2 Author(s)
Campbell-Kelly, M. ; Univ. of Warwick, Coventry ; Carcia-Swartz, D.D.

The history of the computer time-sharing industry is one of the unwritten chapters in the overall history of computing. In this article, we show that the time-sharing industry constituted a major sector of the computer services industry until the early 1980s, when time-sharing was made obsolescent by the personal computer.

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Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE  (Volume:30 ,  Issue: 1 )