1. FROM A 1954 ARTICLE ABOUT THE WORLD’S FIRST BUSINESS COMPUTER - For the past month, the wages of the bakery staff of J. Lyons, Ltd., and good many routine office calculations besides, have been worked out on a full-sized electronic computor at Cadby Hall. To Lyons, the introduction of electronic computing on this singularly practical scale appeared the logical step to take if the company’s accounting methods were to be kept streamlined and up-to-date. As other specialists in business methods did not see eye to eye with Lyons on this matter at the time, the company was driven to designing and building its own computor (see article).

    There are those who do not believe in introducing anything as esoteric as electronics into business routine
    Is this the first step in an accounting revolution or merely an interesting and expensive experiment?

     
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