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When computers became of interest in politics

Henriksson, Sten LU (2005) 1st Working Conference on the History of Nordic Computing In History of Nordic Computing 174. p.413-423
Abstract
Technical progress was for a long time uncontroversial in the Scandinavian left and labor movements. World events like the American war in Vietnam and a new zeitgeist changed this at the end of the sixties and politically aware computer enthusiasts started seeing computers in a new light. Three themes were central in the Swedish discussion: the IBM hegemony, computers, personal privacy, and the threat to democratic development by a changed balance of power. Swedish debate at the time is from a personal point of view.
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government, Sweden, computers, politics
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History of Nordic Computing
volume
174
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413 - 423
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Springer
conference name
1st Working Conference on the History of Nordic Computing
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  • scopus:84902489791
ISSN
1571-5736
ISBN
9780387241678
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English
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  author       = {Henriksson, Sten},
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