Computers in Swedish Society: Documenting Early Use and by Per Lundin

By Per Lundin

With the intention to comprehend the position of pcs in society, it is very important ponder the advanced dating among the layout and use of desktops from the viewpoint of the user.

Computers in Swedish Society studies this shift within the historiography of computing from inventors and ideas to a user-perspective, and examines how the correct assets could be created, accumulated, preserved, and disseminated. The textual content describes and evaluates a collaborative undertaking in Sweden that documented the tales of round seven hundred humans, and received large donations of archival files and artifacts. The ebook additionally offers a serious dialogue at the interpretation of oral proof, providing 3 case stories on how this facts can tell us in regards to the interplay of computing with large-scale variations in economies, cultures, and societies.

Topics and features:
* Describes a historiography aimed toward addressing the query of the way computing formed and reworked Swedish society among 1950 and 1980
* provides a user-centered viewpoint at the background of computing, after explaining the advantages of such an approach
* Examines the documentation of clients, describing novel and cutting edge documentation tools similar to witness seminars and Internet-based collections of memories
* Discusses the professionals and cons of collaborative initiatives among academia and industry
* offers case reviews at the interpretation of oral proof, facing social networks and flows of information, clients and makes use of of expertise, and the materiality and geography of computing

The tools and documentation of clients defined during this precise text/reference won't simply be of significant curiosity to historians of computing, expertise, technological know-how and medication, but in addition to researchers in technological know-how and know-how reports, in library and data reviews, and in ethnography, ethnology and folkloristic reports.

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