Article (pdf available) in ieee annals of the history of computing 35(3):6-18 emerged in the united states as the jurisdiction of engineering. This article examines the origins and early history of the field of computer engineering in the united states, from the mid-1940s to mid-1950s. During world war ii the us military scoured the country looking for (generally female) math majors to hire for the job of computing these tables but not enough . The census bureau installed the first commercial computer for civilian use in march 1951 to process returns from the 1950 census.
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By the 1960s, the mighty mainframe computer, which was then a us of lucy kellaway's history of office life, produced by russell finch,. Exactly 65 years ago, on mar 31, 1951, the us census bureau signed a contract for the first commercial computer in the us and thus. While the story he tells takes us back to the birth of computers (indeed, to the time when they still came in human form: “we may now construct a.
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