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History of the Nordic Computer Industry

Panel Discussion
  • Christian Gram
  • Tero Laaksonen
  • Tomas Ohlin
  • Harold Lawson
  • Rolf Skår
  • Ole Stangegaard
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 174)

Abstract

In this panel session, people from the four countries — Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark — who participated in the early development of computers and computer industry discuss how the computer industry started and what happened 30 to 40 years ago. We will try to answer questions as follows. How and why did the computer development and industry start in each country? How did it manage the change from research/development into industry? How and why did some of the early companies not succeed? What were main achievements and successes?

Key words

Nordic computer industry 

Copyright information

© International Federation for Information Processing 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Gram
    • 1
  • Tero Laaksonen
    • 2
  • Tomas Ohlin
    • 3
  • Harold Lawson
    • 4
  • Rolf Skår
    • 5
  • Ole Stangegaard
    • 6
  1. 1.BagsvaerdDenmark
  2. 2.ComptelFinland
  3. 3.Linköping UniversitySweden
  4. 4.Lawson Konsult ABStockholmSweden
  5. 5.Norwegian SpacecenterNorway
  6. 6.Milestone SystemsSPSSDenmark

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