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Slaves of the machine : the quickening of computer technology

Author: Gregory J E Rawlins
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Moths to the Flame, Gregory J.E. Rawlins took lay readers on a tour of the exciting and sometimes scary world to which computers are leading us. His second book is for those who are new to computers and want to know what is "under the hood." It shows what computers can do for us and to us." "Each of the six chapters asks a simple question: What are computers? How do we build them? How do we talk to them? How do  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory J E Rawlins
ISBN: 0262181835 9780262181839
OCLC Number: 36201131
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Includes index.
Description: x, 135 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. A Strange New Machine --
2. The Greed for Speed --
3. Precisely Speaking --
4. The Subjective Mood --
5. Limits to Growth --
6. Thinking About Thinking.
Responsibility: Gregory J.E. Rawlins.

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In "Moths to the Flame", Rawlins took lay readers on a tour of the exciting and sometimes scary world to which computers are leading us. Written in an accessible, anecdotal form, his newest book is  Read more...

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