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The Digital Hand, Vol 1How Computers Changed the Work of American Manufacturing, Transportation, and Retail Industries$
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James W. Cortada

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195165883

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165883.001.0001

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Patterns and Practices in Three Traditional Manufacturing Industries: Automotive, Steel, and Aerospace

Patterns and Practices in Three Traditional Manufacturing Industries: Automotive, Steel, and Aerospace

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(p.128) 5 Patterns and Practices in Three Traditional Manufacturing Industries: Automotive, Steel, and Aerospace
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The Digital Hand, Vol 1
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JAMES W. CORTADA

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165883.003.0005

This chapter describes how computers came into the automotive, steel, and aerospace manufacturing industries, all of which were traditional Second Industrial Revolution parts of the economy. It argues that computers fundamentally changed the nature of work in all three, and discusses how this came about. It also describes the extent of deployment and recent trends in each in the use of information technology.

Keywords:   automotive industry, steel industry, aerospace industry, computers in manufacturing, deployment, manufacturing applications

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