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The closed world : computers and the politics of discourse in Cold War America

Author: Paul N Edwards
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1997, ©1996.
Series: Inside technology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st MIT Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Edwards, Paul N.
Closed world.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1997, ©1996
(DLC) 95024674
(OCoLC)40671430
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul N Edwards
ISBN: 0585002916 9780585002910 9780262050517 026205051X 0262272164 9780262272162
OCLC Number: 42636403
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 440 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. "We defend every place" : building the Cold War world --
2. Why build computers? : the military role in computer research --
3. Sage --
4. From operations research to the electronic battlefield --
5. Interlude : metaphor and the politics of subjectivity --
6. The machine in the middle : cybernetic psychology and World War II --
7. Noise, communication, and cognition --
8. Constructing artificial intelligence --
9. Computers and politics in Cold War II --
10. Minds, machines, and subjectivity in the closed world.
Series Title: Inside technology.
Responsibility: Paul N. Edwards.

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