Precursors of the IT Nation: Computer Use and Control in Swedish Society, 1955–1985
Paper in proceedings, 2011

This paper is a presentation of a research project that aims at writing the history of computing in Sweden in the mainframe age from a user perspective. Rather than beginning with the history of hardware, this project takes as its point of departure the way in which actors in different sectors of society used computer technology in order to achieve a higher degree of control over crucial processes, whether through electronic data processing systems, process control or technical/scientific computation.

Sweden

IT-history

users

history of computing

Control

historiography

Author

Isabelle Dussauge

Johan Gribbe

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Innovation and R&D Management

Arne Kaijser

Per Lundin

Julia Peralta

Gustav Sjöblom

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Technology and Society

Björn Thodenius

History of Nordic Computing 3: Third IFIP WG 9.7 Conference, HiNC 3, Stockholm, Sweden, October 18–20, 2010, Revised Selected Papers

425-432

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Roots

Basic sciences

Subject Categories

History of Technology

DOI

10.1007/978-3-642-23315-9_48

ISBN

978-3-642-23314-2

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6/25/2018