ENTERING THE COMPUTER AGE: THE COMPUTER INDUSTRY IN CANADA
Beverley J. Bleackley and Jean LaPrairie
Volume 12 Number 1
This is the first book published for the authors, who have worked as editors of ComputerData magazine and have collaborated on many articles and reports about Canada's data processing and telecommunications industries. The book was sponsored by Datacrown, Inc. to observe their tenth anniversary, with the intent to produce a book "which would be balanced in its treatment of the various sectors of the industry, and which would fairly recognize the contributions of those companies and individuals who have played a significant role in computing since we first entered the computer age in the early 50's."
The book has very successfully met its objectives. The authors have obviously spent much time researching this topic. The index indicates the broad spectrum of coverage, showing access to companies and associations, computer languages and processes, individual contributors, universities, etc.
This book fills a gap and thus serves a definite need for those interested in the history of computers in Canada. Until now, little has been published in this area, and it is useful to learn how the computer industry has developed in our country in order to understand its strengths and weaknesses, its role today, and its promises in the future, particularly Canada's expertise in developing software, communications equipment and production applications.
Jean Farquharson, Brantford C. I. & V. S., Brantford, ON.
1971-1979 | 1980-1985 | 1986-1990 | 1991-1995
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