Too Far Ahead of Its Time: Barclays, Burroughs, and Real-Time Banking

  title={Too Far Ahead of Its Time: Barclays, Burroughs, and Real-Time Banking},
  author={Ian Martin},
  journal={IEEE Annals of the History of Computing},
  • I. Martin
  • Published 1 April 2012
  • History
  • IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
The historiography of computing has until now considered real-time computing in banking as predicated on the possibilities of networked ATMs in the 1970s. This article reveals a different story. It exposes the failed bid by Barclays and Burroughs to make real time a reality for British banking in the 1960s. 

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