Beyond Calculation: The Next Fifty Years of Computing by Peter J. Denning

By Peter J. Denning

In March 1997, the organization for Computing equipment will have fun the 50th anniversary of the digital laptop. to appreciate what a unprecedented fifty years the pc has had, you wish in simple terms go searching you--probably no farther than your table. desktops are in every single place: in our autos, our houses, our supermarkets, on the mobile corporation place of work, and at your neighborhood health center. yet because the members to this quantity clarify, the clinical, social and monetary impression of desktops is just commencing to be felt. those 16 invited essays at the way forward for computing tackle a stunning number of subject matters, with critiques from such specialists as Gordon Bell, Sherry Turkle, Edsger W. Dijkstra, Paul Abraham, Donald Norman, Franz Alt, and David Gelernter. This brilliantly eclectic assortment, commissioned to have fun an immense milestone in an ongoing technological revolution, will fascinate anyone with an curiosity in desktops and the place they're taking us.

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Activating his wrist computer, Robert examined the images now ranged before him within easy virtual reach. Selecting his personal information page with his finger mouse, he watched as that image filled the display area. He selected the "entertainment" heading and then the "restaurants" heading. Scanning the options, the Red Sage caught his eye. He hadn't been there in a while. The microphone in his earpiece caught the sound of his voice and relayed it to his wrist computer. " "Calling," answered the wrist computer through the earpiece.

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