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The History and Repercussions of Strategic Informing Technology

The History and Repercussions of Strategic Informing Technology
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Copyright: 2022
Pages: 38
Source title: The Strategies of Informing Technology in the 21st Century
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Andrew Targowski (Independent Researcher, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8036-3.ch004


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This chapter outlines the history of strategic informing technology as well as its implications and impacts. The chapter begins by examining major developments that occurred in the United States, including the use of punch card machines and the creation of the internet. Next, the chapter turns to Germany and documents how strategic informing technology was employed by the Nazi state to develop advanced weapons such as the V-1 and V-2 rockets and to record demographic data used in concentration and death camps. The chapter then considers major figures and developments that occurred in Britain, such as Alan Turing's development of the Turing Machine. Next is France, with an emphasis on the role played by the company Bull. Japan is then briefly examined followed by the USSR and Poland. The chapter then examines the first attempt at a national computer development program, which took place in Poland from 1971-1975. It concludes with an examination of the Polish national information system (INFOSTRADA) and a critical evaluation the Lange economic model.

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