Confessions of a Technophile / Edition 1

Confessions of a Technophile / Edition 1

by Lewis M. Branscomb
     
 

ISBN-10: 1563961180

ISBN-13: 9781563961182

Pub. Date: 08/01/1997

Publisher: American Inst. of Physics

In this technologically adventurous book, Lewis Branscomb-- distinguished physicist who once headed the National Bureau of Standards and later was IBM's Chief Scientist--explores the "wise and creative" uses of our nation's science, from the boundless faith in science after the Second World War, into the age of technology, which, says Branscomb, "is an expression of…  See more details below

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In this technologically adventurous book, Lewis Branscomb-- distinguished physicist who once headed the National Bureau of Standards and later was IBM's Chief Scientist--explores the "wise and creative" uses of our nation's science, from the boundless faith in science after the Second World War, into the age of technology, which, says Branscomb, "is an expression of the values of the society that creates and uses it." Branscomb examines emerging information technologies--computer software, electronic libraries, video disks, and the information "superhighway"--always exploring the way people are affected. Here readers can share his vision of how we can use both science and politics to improve the prospects for humankind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563961182
Publisher:
American Inst. of Physics
Publication date:
08/01/1997
Series:
Masters of Modern Physics Series
Edition description:
1994
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.69(d)

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