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The Digital Hand: Volume II: How Computers Changed the Work of American Financial, Telecommunications, Media, and Entertainment Industries

James W. Cortada


This is a history of how over a dozen American industries have used computers and been affected by them in the financial, telecommunications, media, and entertainment industries since 1950. It explores the role this technology played, how it changed the work done, and the effects on companies, industries, and the American economy. It argues that what was done within industries fundamentally changed as a result of the massive use of all manner of information technologies and telecommunications. By the end of the 20th century this created a new digital style of working. It is based on extensive ... More

Keywords: history of industries, financial industries, telecommunications, media, entertainment, information technologies, business

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195165876
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165876.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James W. Cortada, author
IBM Institute for Business Value