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Arrival of Digital Technologies and Their Applications

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand, Vol 1

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195165883
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199789672 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165883.003.0001
 Arrival of Digital Technologies and Their Applications

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This chapter describes the long term evolution of computer technology and the emergence of fundamental uses of the technology — called applications. It summarizes how such uses affected businesses and industries over time, and discusses the role of applications on an industry-by-industry basis.

Keywords: information technology; applications; industries; computer technologies

Chapter.  12151 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Business History

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