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Was early entry a competitive advantage? US universities that entered computing in the 1940s

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1 Author(s)
Aspray, William ; Comput.. Res. Assoc., Washington, DC, USA

The author discusses whether early entry was a competitive advantage in academic computing. This is accomplished by examining the first three decades of computing at five universities - MIT, Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia and Princeton - that initiated computing programs in the 1940s.

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Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE  (Volume:22 ,  Issue: 3 )