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The chromium-plated tabulator: institutionalizing an electronic revolution, 1954-1958

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The computer promised business of the 1950s an administrative revolution. What it delivered was data processing-a hybrid of new technology and existing punched card machines, people, and attitudes. The author examines how first-generation computers were sold and purchased, and describes the occupations (analyst, programmer, and operator) and departments that emerged around them. This illuminates claims of a more recent electronic revolution in business

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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing  (Volume:23 ,  Issue: 4 )