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Programmed Inequality by Marie Hicks
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it was amazing

If you want to know why IBM ruled the computer world, this is the book to read.
What a great story of government officials trying to control a free market economy.
Britain could have had the whole computer industry early on, and through mismanagement and turf wars lost it.
This book also explores women working in the computer industry early on and how they trained men and then were replaced by men.
Again the Labor Party in Britain did not understand they could not control an industry as fast moving as the computer industry and was not listening to their government customers.

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Reading Progress

January 4, 2018 – Started Reading
January 9, 2018 – Finished Reading
April 28, 2018 – Shelved

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