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The cult of information : the folklore of computers and the true art of thinking

Author: Theodore Roszak
Publisher: Cambridge : Lutterworth, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An examination of the exaggerated claims made for computers and artificial intelligence. Despite the wonderful claims for the abilities of the computer and the hallowed tones of 'computerese', the author dares to suggest that perhaps the computer has been overdressed with false claims made by those with something to gain by it.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore Roszak
ISBN: 0718826744 9780718826741 0394546229 9780394546223
OCLC Number: 14168929
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 238 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Theodore Roszak.

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