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Connections : patterns of discovery

Author: H P Alesso; C F Smith
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Interscience, ©2008.
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"Many people envision scientists as dispassionate characters who slavishly repeat experiments until "eureka" - something unexpected happens. Actually, there is a great deal more to the story of scientific discovery, but seeing "the big picture" is not easy. Connections: Patterns of Discovery uses the primary tools of forecasting and three archetypal patterns of discovery - Serendipity, Proof of Principle, and 1%  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H P Alesso; C F Smith
ISBN: 9780470118818 0470118814
OCLC Number: 137325000
Description: xiii, 207 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Internet --
World Wide Web --
Information technology --
Microprocessor --
Artificial intelligence --
Ubiquitous computing --
Personal computer --
Technology history --
Software.
Responsibility: H. Peter Alesso and Craig F. Smith.
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"In their fascinating analysis of the recent history of information technology, H. Peter Alesso and Craig F. Smith reveal the patterns in discovery and innovation that have brought us to the present  Read more...

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Entertaining, Informative, and Insightful

by mcsorley (WorldCat user published 2008-05-17) Excellent Permalink
I found this book to be entertaining, informative, and insightful. It covers information technology history and draws relationships between many different aspects of inventing and across various fields of computer science. By identifying patterns of innovations, it shows how major trends developed for...
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