Computers are not omnipotent

  • David Harel
Invited Papers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 717)


In a cover article in April, 1984, TIME magazine quoted the editor of a software magazine as saying:

“Put the right kind of software into a computer and it will do whatever you want it to. There may be limits on what you can do with the machines themselves, but there are no limits on what you can do with the software.”

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Harel
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  1. 1.Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer ScienceThe Weizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael

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