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

Martin Schmitt schmitt at zzf-potsdam.de
Tue Oct 17 06:00:41 PDT 2017

Congratulations also from me, Jeffrey! I’m really looking forward to read the book and will suggest it to our library. I curios for your results.

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> Am 17.10.2017 um 01:27 schrieb Jeffrey Yost <yostx003 at umn.edu>:
> 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
> -- 
> Jeffrey R. Yost, Ph.D.
> Associate Director, Charles Babbage Institute
> Faculty, Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
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> University of Minnesota
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