Too Soon to Tell: Essays for the End of the Computer Revolution (Perspectives Series)

Too Soon to Tell: Essays for the End of the Computer Revolution (Perspectives Series)

by David A. Grier
     
 

Based on author David A. Grier's column "In Our Time," which runs monthly in Computer magazine, Too Soon To Tell presents a collection of essays skillfully written about the computer age, an era that began February 1946. Examining ideas that are both contemporary and timeless, these chronological essays examine the revolutionary nature of the computer, the relation

Overview

Based on author David A. Grier's column "In Our Time," which runs monthly in Computer magazine, Too Soon To Tell presents a collection of essays skillfully written about the computer age, an era that began February 1946. Examining ideas that are both contemporary and timeless, these chronological essays examine the revolutionary nature of the computer, the relation between machines and human institutions, and the connections between fathers and sons to provide general readers with a picture of a specific technology that attempted to rebuild human institutions in its own image.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This work, a publication of IEEE, one of the premier societies of the IT industry, provides a systematic account of the industry's history and its movement from a hardware to a software focus." (CHOICE, November 2009)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470080351
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/12/2009
Series:
Perspectives Series, #60
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

David Alan Grier writes the "In Our Time" column for Computer magazine and is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, The Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. His first book, When Computers Were Human, won favorable reviews on NPR's Marketplace'and in Nature and Discover. Grier writes across a wide variety of genres, including general news pieces for the Washington Post, children's articles, and academic pieces for American Mathematical Monthly and the Communications of the ACM.

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