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Book review: electronic dreams. how 1980s Britain learned to love the computer by Tom Lean

Webster, Peter (2016) Book review: electronic dreams. how 1980s Britain learned to love the computer by Tom Lean. LSE Review of Books (16 Dec 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In Electronic Dreams: How 1980s Britain Learned to Love the Computer, Tom Lean offers a new study of the history of personal computing by deftly tracing links between users, emerging technologies, makers and the wider context of government thinking and media in eighties Britain. With the book largely avoiding nostalgia, Peter Webster recommends this as essential reading for all those interested in discovering how Britain came to embrace the personal computer.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2017 12:48
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 16:43
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/68851

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