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Tidiga e-postsystem: Transkript av ett vittnesseminarium vid Tekniska museet i Stockholm den 14 februari 2008
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology. (Teknikhistoria)
2008 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]


The witness seminar ”Tidiga e-postsystem” [Early E-mail Systems] was held at Tekniska museet [the National Museum of Science and Technology] in Stockholm on 14 February 2008 and led by Lars Ilshammar. It dealt with FOA’s purchase of a DEC 10 computer, a prerequisite for using early existing e-mail programs such as NIH Mail and FORUM Planet, in the early 70s. The so-called TERESE-project on regional development and telecommunications experimented with the FORUM-system. The computer scientist Jacob Palme’s development of the KOM-system, which started in 1978 was discussed. Several companies independently developed IBM-based e-mail systems around 1980. The airline company SAS had a system named MAIL in operation 1981. The car manufacturer Volvo as well as the manufacturer of ball and and roller bearings SKF developed, in close cooperation with IBM, the systems MEMO and MEST respectively An observation made by the panelists was that these systems were developed alongside ordinary work, just for fun. Decisions were based on visions rather than economical calculations such as cost-benefit analysis.

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2008. , 54 p.
Trita-HST, ISSN 1103-5277 ; 20
Keyword [sv]
datorer och databehandling, datorisering – effekter på samhället, e-post, historia – 1945-, historia – datorer, informationsteknik, systemutveckling, teknikhistoria, vetenskapshistoria, vittnesseminarium
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History of Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-9318ISRN: KTH/HST/WP 2008/20-SEISBN: 978-91-7415-049-0OAI: diva2:80406
Available from: 2008-10-23 Created: 2008-10-17 Last updated: 2012-03-22

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