[SIGCIS-Members] Making IT Work (MIT Press, 2017) published

Pierre MOUNIER-KUHN mounier at msh-paris.fr
Tue Oct 17 05:11:08 PDT 2017


Congratulations, Jeff! I am eager to read it – remember our conversations about the early history of service bureaus ? 
Best, 
Pierre Mounier-Kuhn 


De: "Erik Rau" <erau at Hagley.org> 
À: "Julie Cohn" <cohnconnor at comcast.net> 
Cc: "members" <members at sigcis.org> 
Envoyé: Mardi 17 Octobre 2017 13:37:49 
Objet: Re: [SIGCIS-Members] Making IT Work (MIT Press, 2017) published 

Congratulations, Jeff! We’ll be adding it to Hagley’s collections. 

Best, 
Erik 

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On 2017.Oct.16, at 22:32 , Julie Cohn < [ mailto:cohnconnor at comcast.net | cohnconnor at comcast.net ] > wrote: 

Congratulations! Looks excellent! -Julie Cohn 


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On Oct 16, 2017, at 9:08 PM, M. Hicks < [ mailto:mhicks1 at iit.edu | mhicks1 at iit.edu ] > wrote: 

Thanks for the heads-up, Jeff! This looks like a fascinating book with an argument near and dear to my heart. I'm asking my university library to purchase it right now... 

Congrats on its publication! 

Best, 

Marie 
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Marie Hicks, Ph.D. 
Department of History 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 
[ http://www.mariehicks.net/ | mariehicks.net ] 

Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing 
[ http://www.programmedinequality.com/ | www.programmedinequality.com ] 
On Oct 16, 2017, at 6:27 PM, Jeffrey Yost < [ mailto:yostx003 at umn.edu | yostx003 at umn.edu ] > wrote: 

Dear Colleagues, 

Wanted to announce a new book that I just published with MIT Press that may be of potential interest-- Making IT Work: A History of the Computer Services Industry. 

The computer services industry has worldwide annual revenues of over a trillion dollars and employs millions of workers, but is often overshadowed by the hardware and software products industries (both of which are less than half its size). In this book, I examine how computer services, from consulting, data processing, programming, systems integration, time-sharing, and facilities management to data analytics and cloud computing, have played a crucial role in shaping information technology -- in making IT work (both in the sense of making IT useful, and also extending the ever growing IT labor force). Based on extensive archival research (many CBI collections, the IBM Corporate Archives, Hagley Museum & Library, MIT Archives, etc.), oral histories, and trade journal research, I provide a business, social (gender, labor, professionalization), policy/legal/political economy history of this 65 year old industry. In doing so, I seek to contribute to business, social, and technology historiography. 

[ https://www.amazon.com/Making-Work-Computer-Services-Computing/dp/026203672X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1508181708&sr=8-1&keywords=making+it+work+yost | https://www.amazon.com/Making-Work-Computer-Services-Computing/dp/026203672X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1508181708&sr=8-1&keywords=making+it+work+yost ] 

Thanks. 

Best, Jeff 

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Jeffrey R. Yost, Ph.D. 
Associate Director, Charles Babbage Institute 
Faculty, Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine 
222 21st Avenue South 
University of Minnesota 
Minneapolis, MN 55455 
612 624 5050 Phone 
612 625 8054 Fax 
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