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Computing the American Way: Contextualizing the Early US Computer Industry

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1 Author(s)
Thomas Haigh ; University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Drawing on work from business, social, and labor history, this article reinterprets the early domestic US computer industry in its broader economic and political context. Contrary to popular imagination, the early computer industry emerges as one devoted primarily to government business, liberal in its political leanings, and with a paternalist corporate culture profoundly shaped by the threat of unionization.

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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing  (Volume:32 ,  Issue: 2 )