Using textual demographics to understand computer use: 1950-1990

James W. Cortada

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Between 1950 and 1990, a large number of publications appeared in the US discussing the nature and role of computers. By looking at the topics of these articles, we can begin to understand what such systems were used for and why. The sampling of more than 1,600 articles and books surveyed here is such a beginning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number4
Pages (from-to)34-56
Number of pages23
JournalIEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2001

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