Origins of Software Bundling

@article{Pugh2002OriginsOS,
  title={Origins of Software Bundling},
  author={Emerson W. Pugh},
  journal={IEEE Ann. Hist. Comput.},
  year={2002},
  volume={24},
  pages={57-58}
}
  • E. Pugh
  • Published 2002
  • Computer Science
  • IEEE Ann. Hist. Comput.
The bundling of software and hardware in a single product package predates electronic computers and can be traced back to information-processing pioneer Herman Hollerith in the late 1800s. 
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