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The Resource The IBM century : creating the IT revolution, edited by Jeffrey R. Yost

The IBM century : creating the IT revolution, edited by Jeffrey R. Yost

Label
The IBM century : creating the IT revolution
Title
The IBM century
Title remainder
creating the IT revolution
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jeffrey R. Yost
Title variation
  • I B M century
  • International Business Machines
  • Creating the IT revolution
Title variation remainder
  • creating the IT revolution
  • creating the IT revolution
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"More than a century ago Herman Hollerith pioneered punch card tabulation technology. In 1911 his enterprise became the centerpiece of a new corporation (renamed in the 1920s), International Business Machines (IBM). Over the past century IBM has transformed how we record, calculate, and process information-- forever changing business, science, engineering, government, and leisure. Far more than any other firm, IBM created the IT revolution. This unique volume brings together fascinating memoirs of key IBM engineers and managers of the past 100 years--from Walter Jones, who started as a sales engineer in 1912 and rose through the ranks for three decades, to Cuthbert Hurd, James Birkenstock, Bob Evans, John Backus, Watts Humphrey, and others who led IBM to supremacy in digital computing and software. It details punch card tabulation, IBM's entrance into computing, and the transformative IBM hardware (IBM 650, IBM 1401, System/360) and software (FORTRAN, SABRE, IMS) that changed the world."--P. [4] of cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
SMI
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9696.2.U64
LC item number
I2548 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Yost, Jeffrey R
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  • Birkenstock, James W.
  • International Business Machines Corporation
  • International Business Machines Corporation
  • Computer industry
  • Corporations
  • FORTRAN (Computer program language)
  • Computer programming
  • Computer programming
  • Operating systems (Computers)
  • Calculators
  • Calculators
  • Computers
  • Computers
  • Computer engineering
  • Electronic data processing
  • Electronic data processing
Label
The IBM century : creating the IT revolution, edited by Jeffrey R. Yost
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"IEEE Computer Society order number: P4611"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-265) and index
Contents
  • James W. Birkenstock
  • The IBM 650 Magnetic drum calculator
  • George R. Trimble
  • Getting Sabre off the ground
  • Robert V. Head
  • The history of Fortran I, II, and III
  • John Backus
  • System/360 : a retrospective view
  • Bob O. Evans
  • Software unbundling : a personal perspective
  • Introduction : IBM's 100 years of leadership in information technology
  • Watts S. Humphrey
  • The information management system (IMS) program product
  • William C. McGee
  • IBM timeline
  • IBM history : an annotated bibliography
  • Watson and me : a life at IBM : memoirs of
  • Walter D. Jones ; edited by Don Black
  • A large-scale, general-purpose electronic digital calculator : the SSEC
  • John C. McPherson, Frank E. Hamilton, and Robert R. Seeber, Jr.
  • Early IBM computers : edited testimony
  • Cuthbert C. Hurd
  • Pioneering : on the frontier of electronic data processing, a personal memoir
Control code
793921357
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
x, 282 p.
Isbn
9780769546117
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)793921357
Label
The IBM century : creating the IT revolution, edited by Jeffrey R. Yost
Publication
Note
"IEEE Computer Society order number: P4611"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-265) and index
Contents
  • James W. Birkenstock
  • The IBM 650 Magnetic drum calculator
  • George R. Trimble
  • Getting Sabre off the ground
  • Robert V. Head
  • The history of Fortran I, II, and III
  • John Backus
  • System/360 : a retrospective view
  • Bob O. Evans
  • Software unbundling : a personal perspective
  • Introduction : IBM's 100 years of leadership in information technology
  • Watts S. Humphrey
  • The information management system (IMS) program product
  • William C. McGee
  • IBM timeline
  • IBM history : an annotated bibliography
  • Watson and me : a life at IBM : memoirs of
  • Walter D. Jones ; edited by Don Black
  • A large-scale, general-purpose electronic digital calculator : the SSEC
  • John C. McPherson, Frank E. Hamilton, and Robert R. Seeber, Jr.
  • Early IBM computers : edited testimony
  • Cuthbert C. Hurd
  • Pioneering : on the frontier of electronic data processing, a personal memoir
Control code
793921357
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
x, 282 p.
Isbn
9780769546117
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)793921357

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