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Norbert Wiener

Today, March 18th marks the 49th anniversary of the death of legendary child-prodigy, author, and MIT professor, Norbert Wiener.  He is attributed to coining the word “cybernetics” in his seminal work, Cybernetics: Or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine. The book deals with communications or, engineering control systems, and has far reaching implications that span to the present.

Click here for a link to all of Wiener’s titles published by the MIT Press.

And here for Our 50th anniversary blog series commemorating Cybernetics.

  • Posted at 10:47 am on Mon, 18 Mar 2013 in


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