No references for you ... just an observation which you may be able to
do something with ...
A year or two (three?) back, I was discussing how computing and
tribalism seem to be somewhat synonymous ... In the 'computer-
communications' response (I forget who I was writing to), I had
the reply that this was especially the case in Ireland, where
Banking has very sophisticated computing services available ...
This would seem worth pursuing ...
I do have a query ... when you wrote of the Celtic invasion, what
group did you give as the people whom they invaded, and what of
> Dear Friends,
> I need assistance and I hope that you will be able to help. I have
> recently completed a paper "The Cultural Invasions of Ireland and
> Their Effect on Economic Development". The paper extends beyond
> economic development into the management and nature of Irish
> businesses. It starts with the Celtic invasion and extends through
> the Catholic periods (both Celtic and Roman Catholic), the Vikings,
> Normans and English. In relation to the Celtic period I wrote of
> the Celtic "mind-set" or personality and how it possibly affected
> the development and nature of business relattions and the economy
> but the sources that are available to me through my universities
> library and the books I purchased are not sufficient for an in-depth
> study. I hope that some of you will be able to recommend good
> books or sources that include this information and any relevant
> writings in the CELTIC-L archives. I have delivered the paper and
> I hope, with any additional sources, to expand it into an extensive
> monograph or book.
> Accept my gratitude for any assistance that you may provide me.
> Alden Peterson
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