Pioneer Press: On Minnesota's early contribution to the digital era

By Tom Webb
Pioneer Press

Misa_Digital coverBefore the Internet, before there was a Silicon Valley, the Twin Cities area was a center of the world's computer industry. For a time, it was arguably the center of the computer industry.

The story of its golden age from the late 1940s until the 1970s -- dominated by names like Sperry Rand and Univac, Control Data and Cray Research -- has been told before, but in piecemeal fashion. Now, Minnesota's role in the rise of computing gets the thoughtful and big-picture attention it deserves in an impressive book by Tom Misa.

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