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Precursors of the IT Nation: Computer use and control in swedish society, 1955–1985
Philosophy and History, KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, History of Science, Technology and Environment.
Philosophy and History, KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, History of Science, Technology and Environment.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7285-7455
Philosophy and History, KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, History of Science, Technology and Environment.
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2011 (English)In: 3rd IFIP WG 9.7 Conference on History of Nordic Computing, HiNC 2010, Springer-Verlag New York, 2011, 425-432 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
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This paper is a presentation of a research project that aims at writing the history of computing in Sweden in the mainframe age from a user perspective. Rather than beginning with the history of hardware, this project takes as its point of departure the way in which actors in different sectors of society used computer technology in order to achieve a higher degree of control over crucial processes, whether through electronic data processing systems, process control or technical/scientific computation.

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Springer-Verlag New York, 2011. 425-432 p.
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Control, Historiography, History of computing, IT-history, Sweden, Users, Computer control systems, Computer hardware, Data handling, History, Computer technology, Degree of control, Electronic data processing, Point of departures, Process control
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History of Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-181679Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84942924192ISBN: 9783642233142 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-181679DiVA: diva2:902605
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18 October 2010 through 20 October 2010
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QC 20160211

Available from: 2016-02-11 Created: 2016-02-02 Last updated: 2016-12-23Bibliographically approved

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