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Inventing the Electronic Century: The Epic Story of the Consumer Electronics and Computer Industries
Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. (au)
No industries had greater impact on everyday life & work in the second half of the 20th century than consumer electronics & computers. This book records the origins & evolution of these transforming industries. Shows where, when, how, & by whom technical knowledge was initially commercialized. Describes how RCA shaped the consumer electronics industry from its beginnings in the 1920s to the 1960s. Explains how catastrophic mgmt. decisions that brought about the collapse of RCA opened the door to Sony & Matsushita & ultimately to Japanís worldwide conquest of consumer electronics markets. Documents how IBM dominated the computer industry from the 1950s to the 1990s & how the Japanese became its major competitors. Illustrations.
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