From Airline Reservations to Sonic the Hedgehog (BOK)

Martin Campbell-Kelly

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From its first glimmerings in the 1950s, the software industry has evolved to become the fourth largest industrial sector of the US economy. Starting with a handful of software contractors who produced specialized programs for the few existing machines, the industry grew to include producers of corporate software packages and then makers of mass-market products and recreational software. This book tells the story of each of these types of firm, focusing on the products they developed, the business models they followed, and the markets they served.By describing the breadth of this industry, Martin Campbell-Kelly corrects the popular misconception that one firm is at the center of the software universe. He also tells the story of lucrative software products such as IBM's CICS and SAP's R/3, which, though little known to the general public, lie at the heart of today's information infrastructure.With its wealth of industry data and its thoughtful judgments, this book will become a starting point for all future investigations of this fundamental component of computer history.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2004 Forfatter Martin Campbell-Kelly
Forlag
MIT University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780262532624
Antall sider 388 Dimensjoner 15,4cm x 22,8cm x 2,1cm
Vekt 520 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Computing & information technology