• Corpus ID: 108230800

Memories that shaped an industry

  title={Memories that shaped an industry},
  author={Emerson W. Pugh},
  • E. Pugh
  • Published 30 May 1984
  • History
Organizational Linkages for Surviving Technological Change: Complementary Assets, Middle Management, and Ambidexterity
This paper develops a conceptual framework in which the ability to build and leverage organizational linkages involving the new technology and its complementary assets is essential for a successful technological transition and highlights the importance of middle management in creating and maintaining these linkages.
First Record of Single-Event Upset on Ground, Cray-1 Computer at Los Alamos in 1976
Records of bit flips in the Cray-1 computer installed at Los Alamos, NM, in 1976 lead to an upset rate in the Cray-1's bipolar SRAMs that correlates with the single-event upsets (SEUs) being induced
Recovering Software for the Whirlwind Computer
  • G. Fedorkow
  • Computer Science
    IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
  • 2021
The article starts with a review of Whirlwind and its evolving software environment, goes on to describe the current effort to decode some of the Whirlwind software artifacts remaining in museum archives, and describes some of of the material the work has made accessible, allowing us to further studySome of the software developed during that formative decade.
A Voice of Process: Re-Presencing the Gendered Labor of Apollo Innovation
From Ada Lovelace to Margaret Hamilton, retelling the stories of previously unrecognized women can broaden histories of technology and challenge the dominant imaginary of innovation today. These
Defining American greatness
Reflections on a firm that encapsulated the American Century: Hewlett-Packard.
Enterprise logic vs product logic: the development of GE’s computer product line
Abstract The following article focuses on corporate strategies at General Electric (GE) and how corporate-level interventions impacted the market performance of the firm’s general purpose commercial
Purchasing Power: Rivalry, Dissent, and Computing Strategy in Supercomputer Selection at Los Alamos
  • N. Lewis
  • Computer Science
    IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
  • 2017
It is argued that changing technical and political demands on weapons design and Los Alamos’s place in the rivalry between IBM and Control Data Corporation further complicated the selection process and challenged the traditional control and direction ofLos Alamos's computing strategy.
Product strategy choices – Honeywell and RCA mainframe computer product strategies 1963–71
This paper looks at two companies which directly targeted IBM's customer base, Honeywell and RCA, and highlights that, while the concentrically diversified nature of RCA provided it with the ability to develop computers, RCA's investment decisions were based on internal resource allocation logic, not a market-driven logic.
The history of information technology
  • T. Haigh
  • Economics
    Annu. Rev. Inf. Sci. Technol.
  • 2011