Computing and Its History

  • Mark Kac
  • Gian-Carlo Rota
  • Jacob T. Schwartz
Part of the Modern Birkhäuser Classics book series

Abstract

All Revolutions, like the computer revolution, are described and recorded before they happen. While computers were still inconspicuous adding machines, star-gazers and senior scientists took turns at providing unsolicited accounts of the New Age. But as soon as the revolution began to affect our lives, predictions on the shape of science and society in the age of the computer became cautious and rare.

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Political Ideology Work Ethic Science Fiction Wishful Thinking Abstract Entity 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Kac
  • Gian-Carlo Rota
    • 1
  • Jacob T. Schwartz
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Mathematics and PhilosophyMITCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Courant InstituteNew YorkUSA

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