Computers and the World of the Future

Computers and the World of the Future

Edited by Martin Greenberger

Writers including Vannevar Bush and Herbert A. Simon discuss the impact of the computer in its first twenty years.

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Writers including Vannevar Bush and Herbert A. Simon discuss the impact of the computer in its first twenty years.

Writers discuss the extraordinary growth of the computer in its first twenty years and its use in fields as diverse as medicine and economics, management and physics. Employed in areas once thought to be exclusively the province of the human mind, the computer rendered profound changes in the traditional ways and means of decision making.

Contributors C.P. Snow, Walter A. Rosenblith, Norbert Wiener, Vannevar Bush, Herbert A. Simon, Howard W. Johnson, Marvin L. Minsky, Peter Elias, J. C. R. Licklider, Elting E. Morison, Philip M. Morse, Jay W. Forrester, Grace M. Hopper, Alan J. Perlis, John R. Pierce, Robert C. Sprague, Claude E. Shannon, Charles C. Holt, John G. Kemeny, Donald J. Marquis, Gene M. Amdahl, Sidney S. Alexander, Robert M. Fano, and others

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$40.00 X ISBN: 9780262570022 368 pp. | 5.375 in x 8 in

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Martin Greenberger

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  • ...an informative and authoritative compilation...written in a style which can be understood by the scientists, administrator, or layman.

    Mathematics of Computation

  • The book constitutes an informative and authoritative compilation.

    Mathematics of Computation

  • The book is literally a 'Who's Who' of computer development... the best I have seen on the subject.

    Personnel Psychology

  • The book is literally a 'Who's Who' of computer development... the best I have read on the subject.

    Personnel Psychology

  • This is a very important and illuminating book...

    Psychiatric Quarterly

  • This is a very important and illuminating book.

    Psychiatric Quarterly