Issue No.04 - October-December (2006 vol.28)
Thomas Haigh , University of Wisconsin
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2006.70
Word processing entered the American office in 1970 as an idea about reorganizing typists, but its meaning soon shifted to describe computerized text editing. The designers of word processing systems combined existing technologies to exploit the falling costs of interactive computing, creating a new business quite separate from the emerging world of the personal computer.
history, history of computing, word processing, office automation, text processing, IBM, Wang Laboratories, Vydec, Xerox, PARC, office management, gender, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s.
Thomas Haigh, "Remembering the Office of the Future: The Origins of Word Processing and Office Automation", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.28, no. 4, pp. 6-31, October-December 2006, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2006.70