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By Per Lundin

This booklet studies the shift within the historiography of computing from inventors and concepts to a user-perspective, and examines how the appropriate resources might be created, gathered, preserved, and disseminated. The textual content describes and evaluates a venture in Sweden that documented the tales of round seven hundred humans. The booklet additionally offers a severe dialogue at the interpretation of oral proof, proposing 3 case reviews on how this proof can tell us concerning the interplay of computing with large-scale adjustments in economies, cultures, and societies. gains: describes a historiography geared toward addressing the query of the way computing formed and reworked Swedish society among 1950 and 1980; offers a user-centered viewpoint at the background of computing, after explaining some great benefits of such an strategy; examines the documentation of clients, describing novel and leading edge documentation equipment; discusses the professionals and cons of collaborative initiatives among academia and industry.

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