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The Resource Also innovators : how one computer salesman contributed to the digital revolution, Christopher B. Yardley, PhD

Also innovators : how one computer salesman contributed to the digital revolution, Christopher B. Yardley, PhD

Label
Also innovators : how one computer salesman contributed to the digital revolution
Title
Also innovators
Title remainder
how one computer salesman contributed to the digital revolution
Statement of responsibility
Christopher B. Yardley, PhD
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Thank you for your order, Mr Mainframe Customer. The cost is £5 million and the lead-time for manufacture will be two years. In the meantime you will have to build a special computer centre to our specification. For our part, our project team will help you recruit and train potential programmers and we shall advise on how you might use the system.' How different from today when the customer will want to see a specific application running before he puts a hand in his/her pocket. Chris Yardley lived the changes as a computer salesman and tells his story of a career living and working in five countries. Warts and all. The ecstasies, the heartbreaks and idiocies of major corporations. His career was not a planned one. In a growing industry, opportunities presented themselves and Chris believes he grasped every one presented. Having written his story, he has had every chapter verified by at least one person who features in that narrative. His respondents have universally endorsed the facts with comments such as 'Wow, I'd forgotten most of that'. 'You have a fantastic memory.' 'I never knew before the full facts of what happened.' 'How have you remembered all the circumstances?' 'It really is a people business.' This is the only book that has followed a computer sales career over almost 50 years
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
ANV
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Yardley, Christopher B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD9696.2.A82
LC item number
Y37 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Australian National University Press.
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  • Yardley, Christopher B.
  • Sales personnel
  • Selling
  • Computer industry
  • Computer industry
  • Technological innovations.
  • IBM computers
  • Unisys computers
Label
Also innovators : how one computer salesman contributed to the digital revolution, Christopher B. Yardley, PhD
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
file reproduced from an electronic resource
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'A proper job' -- Once were cowboys -- A working 'home away from home' -- A taste of Northern bitter -- Eddie French's rainbow -- The brewer's assistant -- Pursuing my own rainbow's end -- The tallyman and other endeavours -- Adventures in Southeast Asia -- As far south as we could go -- Working with the airlines in the Australasia-Pacific region -- The ups and downs of a contractor -- Not a multinational this time
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 284 pages
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781760462994
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
colour illustrations)
Quality assurance targets
present
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1099184654
  • (OCoLC)1099184654
Label
Also innovators : how one computer salesman contributed to the digital revolution, Christopher B. Yardley, PhD
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
file reproduced from an electronic resource
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'A proper job' -- Once were cowboys -- A working 'home away from home' -- A taste of Northern bitter -- Eddie French's rainbow -- The brewer's assistant -- Pursuing my own rainbow's end -- The tallyman and other endeavours -- Adventures in Southeast Asia -- As far south as we could go -- Working with the airlines in the Australasia-Pacific region -- The ups and downs of a contractor -- Not a multinational this time
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 284 pages
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781760462994
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
colour illustrations)
Quality assurance targets
present
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1099184654
  • (OCoLC)1099184654

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