Gathered from twenty leading authorities in computer science, the chapters of The Computer Age range across a broad spectrum of topics—from technological trends and needs to social questions, such as the changing economics of information, ownership principles, regulation, the range of potential computer uses, from science and business to the home.
"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
"The book is one that any reader with an interest in the future of technology should find worthwhile, not only for what it predicts about the increasingly important computer but also for what it doesn't... In a field where optimism is the rule, the MIT outlook is refreshingly cautious."
—Richard A. Shaffer, The Wall Street Journal