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Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost its Edge in Computing

Marie Hicks, an American academic, has produced a well researched and in many ways fascinating account of the British computer industry from its birth at the beginning of World War 2 code-breaking at Bletchley Park to the demise of ICL in the mid-1970s. As such it includes many references to LEO Computers including reports of interviews with LEO employees.

However, the focus is on British Government computing, and in particular on the making of staffing policy in the Civil Service. The account is often interesting and provides an insight into the social history of the Civil Service as it enters the Information Age, whether one agrees with the book's basic hypothesis or not.

Published: 3 March 2017
ISBN13: 978-0262035545
Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.4 x 22.9 cm

ISBN : 0262035545

Publisher : MIT Press

Author : Marie Hicks

Format : Hardback, 352 pages

-Marie Hicks-

 

 

 

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