A Computer Science Reader

Selections from ABACUS

Editors: Weiss, Eric A. (Ed.)

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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.

Table of contents (35 chapters)

  • Who Reads ABACUS?

    Weiss, Eric A.

    Pages 3-5

  • Star Wars: What Is the Professional Responsibility of Computer Scientists?

    Ralston, Anthony

    Pages 6-8

  • Less than Meets the Eye

    Ralston, Anthony

    Pages 9-11

  • Babel and Newspeak in 1984

    Ralston, Anthony

    Pages 12-13

  • Don’t Shoot, They Are Your Children!

    Weiss, Eric A.

    Pages 14-16

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Computer Science Reader
Book Subtitle
Selections from ABACUS
Editors
  • Eric A. Weiss
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-8726-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-8726-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-6458-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 448
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