Ella Coon is a PhD student in the history department at Columbia University. Her research concerns 20th century US history, histories of computing, and international political economy. She holds an MA in Historical Studies from The New School for Social Research.

January 16, 2021



The Control Data Corporation and global value chains.

In March 1976, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Defense (DOD), William “Bill” Clements invited William “Bill” C. Norris, CEO and Chairman of the supercomputer producer Control Data Corporation (CDC) to a closed-door meeting at the Pentagon.