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From: steve jenkin <>
To: TUHS <>
Subject: [TUHS] Re: Role of Unix in Australian Accounting research: Ball & Brown, founding AGSM
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2024 07:51:30 +1100	[thread overview]
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	they’d not done any computing at UNSW.

Laurence Fisher at U Chicago ‘created the data base’.

UNSW Faculty of Commerce / Accounting created the first "Information Systems” department & courses in 1974 under Cyril Brooks.

AGSM at UNSW was created in 1976, with Ball & Brown working together again.

On 12 Feb 2024, at 04:04, Ball, Ray  wrote:

Thanks for your interest. 
Neither Phil nor I had any exposure to computing at UNSW. 
With one exception we both started our programming with Fortran on the U Chicago 7094 (with job flows scheduled by a 7040).  
The exception is that in the summer of 1966, before leaving for Chicago, I interned at IBM in Sydney working on a 360, but that was pretty simple stuff.

> On 10 Feb 2024, at 17:47, steve jenkin <> wrote:
> <snip>
> While Ball & Brown studied in Faculty of Commerce, they obviously had enough of a grounding
> in ‘computing’ and data collection / handling / analysis to set the stage for their 1968 paper.
> In 1971, Fortran IV was taught to first year students in Science, using John M Blatt’s (of UNSW) textbook.
> It’s not unreasonable that Finance & Accounting had courses or training in Computing 5 years before that.
> Within 10 years, they were both back at UNSW, running AGSM, teaching & using Digital research methods,
> based solidly on Unix…
> cheers
> steve

Steve Jenkin, IT Systems and Design 
0412 786 915 (+61 412 786 915)
PO Box 38, Kippax ACT 2615, AUSTRALIA

      parent reply	other threads:[~2024-02-11 20:52 UTC|newest]

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2024-02-10  6:47 [TUHS] " steve jenkin
2024-02-10 19:38 ` [TUHS] " Andrew Hume
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