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David G. Messerschmitt

David Messerschmitt is Roger A. Strauch Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley.

Titles by This Author

Understanding an Indispensable Technology and Industry

Software has gone from obscurity to indispensability in less than fifty years. Although other industries have followed a similar trajectory, software and its supporting industry are different. In this book the authors explain, from a variety of perspectives, how software and the software industry are different--technologically, organizationally, and socially.The growing importance of software requires professionals in all fields to deal with both its technical and social aspects; therefore, users and producers of software need a common vocabulary to discuss software issues.