A Computer Science Reader

Selections from ABACUS

  • Eric A. Weiss

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Editorials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eric A. Weiss
      Pages 3-5
    3. Anthony Ralston
      Pages 9-11
    4. Anthony Ralston
      Pages 12-13
    5. Eric A. Weiss
      Pages 14-16
  3. Articles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Nancy Stern, Herbert Freeman
      Pages 19-34
    3. Henry Ledgard, George Y. Cherlin
      Pages 35-47
    4. Neil K. Friedman, David Isles, Tadatoshi Akiba
      Pages 48-72
    5. Lynn Arthur Steen
      Pages 73-85
    6. Ian H. Witten, John G. Cleary
      Pages 86-109
    7. Larry Wos
      Pages 110-137
    8. Lejaren Hiller
      Pages 138-166
    9. Deane E. Arganbright
      Pages 167-179
    10. Robert P. Bigelow
      Pages 180-199
    11. Lee C. F. Sallows
      Pages 200-220
    12. Ross Alan Stapleton, Seymour Goodman
      Pages 221-240
    13. Danny Kopec
      Pages 241-258
  4. Departments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Book Reviews

      1. Eric A. Weiss
        Pages 261-262
      2. Eric A. Weiss, John R. Pierce
        Pages 263-280
      3. Eric A. Weiss
        Pages 292-303
      4. Eric A. Weiss
        Pages 304-316
    3. Problems and Puzzles

      1. Richard V. Andree
        Pages 317-337
    4. Computers and the Law

      1. Michael Gemignani
        Pages 338-342
    5. Personal Computing

    6. The Computer Press

      1. Anne A. Armstrong
        Pages 348-350
    7. Computing and the Citizen

      1. David Lorge Parnas
        Pages 351-363
    8. Report from Correspondents

  5. Features

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 399-399
    2. Eric A. Weiss
      Pages 402-403
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 405-448

About this book


A Computer Science Reader covers the entire field of computing, from its technological status through its social, economic and political significance. The book's clearly written selections represent the best of what has been published in the first three-and-a-half years of ABACUS, Springer-Verlag's internatioanl quarterly journal for computing professionals. Among the articles included are: - U.S. versus IBM: An Exercise in Futility? by Robert P. Bigelow - Programmers: The Amateur vs. the Professional by Henry Ledgard - The Composer and the Computer by Lejaren Hiller - SDI: A Violation of Professional Responsibility by David L. Parnas - Who Invented the First Electronic Digital Computer? by Nancy Stern - Foretelling the Future by Adaptive Modeling by Ian H. Witten and John G. Cleary - The Fifth Generation: Banzai or Pie-in-the-Sky? by Eric A. Weiss This volume contains more than 30 contributions by outstanding and authoritative authors grouped into the magazine's regular categories: Editorials, Articles, Departments, Reports from Correspondents, and Features. A Computer Science Reader will be interesting and important to any computing professional or student who wants to know about the status, trends, and controversies in computer science today.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Eric A. Weiss
    • 1
  1. 1.Springer-Verlag New YorkNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-6458-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-8726-6
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