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Thomas J. Misa

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816683314

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816683314.001.0001

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First Computer

First Computer

Honeywell, Partnerships, and the Politics of Patents

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(p.135) 5 First Computer
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Digital State
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Thomas J. Misa

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816683314.003.0006

‘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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