Aspects of the History of Computing in Modern Greece

Konstantina Dritsa, Dimitris Mitropoulos, Diomidis Spinellis

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Abstract

This article aims to shed light on notable aspects of the history of computing in Greece, starting from 1920. We cover six areas, including the early days of computing in the country, the transition to the Internet era, the formation of a computer-related educational infrastructure, the evolution of data networks, and the growth of the software and hardware industry. In each area we highlight findings that involve the important role of women in this technological evolution, how the risks taken by particular individuals pushed the boundaries of the field, the slow pace of the universities at the early stages, and the key part of multinational technology companies and state-controlled banks. Apart from numerous reports and publications, our sources also include interviews with individuals who played a major part in the development of computing in Greece.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-60
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Antikythera Mechanism
  • Europe
  • Greece
  • History of computing
  • IBM
  • World War II

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