ICL: A Business and Technical History

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The history of ICL is synonymous with the history of the British computer industry. ICL was formed by a series of mergers in response to the increasing market dominance of the large American corporations, particularly IBM. The struggles between these two giants and the inherent problems and implications of competing with US multi-nationals are examined in detail in Campbell Kelly's wide ranging study. At the time of writing in the late 1980s, the author was given unrestricted access to ICL archives and his lucid account of the company, its set-backs and successes makes for a compelling and informative read. This book, which was Winner of the Wadsworth Prize for Business History (1989), will be of great interest to anyone involved in business or the computing industry. Refers to LEO Computers.
Includes many black & white photographs including:
Hollerith pin-box tabulator 1904
Typical Hollerith installation 1920
Powers-Samas small card sorter
ICT 1301 computer 1962
Ferranti Orion 1963
Ferranti Atlas
1900 operating system
ICL Bracknell computing hall 1974
First published: 1989
This edition: published 22 March 1990, by Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN-13: 978-0198539186 
Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.5 x 1.1 inches 
Shipping Weight: 2 pounds

This is in excellent condition and was kindly donated by Tony Priest.



ISBN : 0198539185

Publisher : Oxford University Press

Author : Martin Campbell-Kelly

Format : Hardback, 422 pages

-Martin Campbell-Kelly-




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