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The Computer age : a twenty-year view

Author: Michael L Dertouzos; Joel Moses
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1979.
Series: MIT Bicentennial studies, 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The past and future of computers in our lives, from science and business to the home.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Computer age.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1979
(OCoLC)895095373
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael L Dertouzos; Joel Moses
ISBN: 0262040557 9780262040556 0262540363 9780262540360
OCLC Number: 4933452
Description: xvi, 491 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Prospects for the individual: The computer in the home / Joel Moses --
The return of the Sunday painter / Nicholas P. Negroponte --
Individualized automation / Michael L. Dertouzos --
Toward convivial computing / Terry Winograd --
Computers and learning / Seymour A. Papert --
Computers and government / J.C.R. Licklider --
2. Trends in traditional computer uses: The use of computers for business functions / Victor A. Vyssotsky --
Scientific use of computers / Sidney Fernbach --
3. Socioeconomic effects and expectations: The social framework of the information society / Daniel Bell --
The consequences of computers for centralization and decentralization / Herbert A. Simon --
The computer and world affairs / Robert G. Gilpin --
Regulation and computer services / Roger G. Noll --
Computers and modeling / Martin Shubik --
The economics of information / Kenneth J. Arrow --
4. Trends in the underlying technologies: Hardware prospects and limitations / Robert N. Noyce --
Computers and communications / B.O. Evans --
Sophisticated software: the road to science and Utopia / Marvin Denicoff --
Computer science and the representation of knowledge / Marvin L. Minsky --
Current research frontiers in computer science / Alan J. Perlis --
5. Critiques: Once more: the computer revolution / Joseph Weizenbaum --
A reply to Weizenbaum / Daniel Bell --
Another reply to Weizenbaum / Michael L. Dertouzos.
Series Title: MIT Bicentennial studies, 6.
Responsibility: edited by Michael L. Dertouzos and Joel Moses.

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The book is one that any reader with an interest in the future of technology should find worthwhile... -- Richard A. Shaffer * The Wall Street Journal *

 
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