[SIGCIS-Members] Available : an IT History wall from Vienna, Austria

Petri Paju petpaju at utu.fi
Thu Jun 2 09:43:36 EDT 2011


Thank you Brian and Jim, this was news to me. (And sorry for the double post to the list.)

Cheers,
Petri


> Still exists and the IBM Archives has it.
> 
> Dr. Jim (James) W. Cortada
> IBM Institute for Business Value
> 2917 Irvington Way
> Madison, WI 53713 USA
> jwcorta at us.ibm.com
> 608-270-4462
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>   From:       Brian Randell <Brian.Randell at ncl.ac.uk>                  
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>   To:         Petri Paju <petpaju at utu.fi>                              
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>   Cc:         softeu at sigcis.org, members at sigcis.org                    
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>   Date:       06/02/11 07:29 AM                                        
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>   Subject:    Re: [SIGCIS-Members] Available : an IT History wall from 
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> Hi:
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> Petri's message prompts the question as to whether the original superb 
> IBM
> History Wall (that I believe prompted the development of the Vienna wall)
> still exists. It was produced in the early 1970s, and is the basis of 
> the
> Charles and Ray Eames book "A Computer Perspective" (Harvard Univ. Press,
> 1973). Many years later I saw that it was still at IBM in one of the their
> central Manhattan buildings, but that was a *long* time ago.
> 
> Cheers
> 
> Brian Randell
> 
> On 26 May 2011, at 13:34, Petri Paju wrote:
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> > Dear all,
> >
> > Attached you can find information on a history wall, compiled in the
> 1970s, in Vienna. I understand the wall has texts in German and in English
> - see the docx-file for an example, in the end.
> >
> > Anyone interested and able to find a place for the history wall (they
> will have another copy left in Vienna) somewhere, please contact:
> >
> > Gerhard.Chroust at jku.at
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> > for more information...
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Petri
> >
> >
> > PS. The files also contain some references to Austrian history
> publications that might be of interest to some of you.
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> > --
> > Petri Paju, tutkijatohtori, Turun yliopisto
> > -- Ph.D. Researcher, Univ. of Turku
> > http://users.utu.fi/petpaju/ (new article: Computing Close to Iron
> Curtain: Czechoslovakia and Finland)
> > http://www.ths.fi/bibliography.htm (new)
> > <geschwand-angebot.DOCX><$09y
> $40j-geschwand.PDF>_______________________________________________
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