Honeywell, Partnerships, and the Politics of Patents
‘First Computer’ surveys Honeywell’s varied efforts in computing (including educational computing). Chapter presents the best available account of the landmark federal legal case Honeywell v. Sperry Rand (1971-73) that defined ‘who invented the first computer’. An account of the local Honeywell Project, the anti-military protesters who sought to convert Honeywell to civilian markets.
Keywords: Minnesota economy and history, high-technology, industrial district, Control Data Corporation, Engineering Research Associates, Sperry Rand Univac, Remington Rand, International Business Machines, Minnesota Educational Computing, Consortium
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