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W. Neville Holmes

Computers and People

Essays from The Profession

€ 90.95

This book is a selection of essays on relevant topics already published in Computer. The more general essays have been selected for each section, a general introduction has been written, and each section is introduced by a fairly lengthy essay depicting the general area and serving as a prelude the more particular essays in each section.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Preface xi
The Context xv
The Background
xv
The Chapters
xvi
1 The Basis of Computing 1(38)
1.1 What Can Computers Do?
8(2)
1.2 Revising the Principles of Technorealism
10(6)
1.3 The Great Term Robbery
16(5)
1.4 The Myth of the Intelligent Computer
21(2)
1.5 Having a Mind to Computing
23(5)
1.6 Data and Information as Property
28(5)
1.7 Notions
33(3)
1.8 Bibliography
36(3)
2 Computing So Far 39(48)
2.1 The Myth of the Computer Revolution
50(4)
2.2 The Profession`s Future Lies in its Past
54(5)
2.3 Seven Great Blunders of the Computing World
59(5)
2.4 Truth and Clarity in Arithmetic
64(5)
2.5 Computers, Programming, and People
69(6)
2.6 The Usefulness of Hindsight
75(5)
2.7 Notions
80(3)
2.8 Bibliography
83(4)
3 Computers and Education 87(60)
3.1 The Myth of the Educational Computer
99(13)
Appendix: Drill and Practice
109(2)
Appendix: Academic Gaming
111(1)
3.2 Digital Technology, Age, and Gaming
112(5)
3.3 Rationality and Digital Technology
117(5)
3.4 Why Johnny Can`t Program
122(6)
3.5 Jobs/Trades, Skills, and the Profession
128(5)
3.6 The Internet, the Web, and the Chaos
133(5)
3.7 Notions
138(4)
3.8 Bibliography
142(5)
4 Computing and Professions 147(40)
4.1 Fashioning a Foundation for the Computing Profession
152(4)
4.2 Vanity and Guilt, Humility and Pride
156(4)
4.3 To See Ourselves As Others See Us
160(6)
4.4 Should Professionals Be Political?
166(5)
4.5 Artificial Intelligence: Arrogance or Ignorance?
171(5)
4.6 In Defense of PowerPoint
176(5)
4.7 Notions
181(3)
4.8 Bibliography
184(3)
5 The Potential of Computing 187(50)
5.1 Languages and the Computing Profession
197(5)
5.2 Toward Decent Text Encoding
202(4)
5.3 The KWIC and the Dead: A Lesson in Computing History
206(6)
5.4 The Case for Perspicuous Programming
212(6)
5.5 Representative Democracy
218(5)
5.6 Olympic Games Reform: A Study in System Engineering
223(7)
5.7 Notions
230(3)
5.8 Bibliography
233(4)
6 Facing the Future 237(38)
6.1 The Profession and the World
245(5)
6.2 The Digital Divide, the UN, and the Computing Profession
250(5)
6.3 Terrorism, Technology, and the Profession
255(6)
6.4 The Profession and the Big Picture
261(5)
6.5 Notions
266(3)
6.6 Bibliography
269(6)
Technical Details 275(19)
Program Code
275(3)
Sortemic Text Encoding
278(4)
Inverted Files
282(3)
Some Comments on the Coding of Programs
285(5)
Notions
290(1)
Bibliography
291(3)
Index 294
Guide to the Index
294(1)
Index Start
295
Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
352 pagina's
Januari 2006
499 gram
229 x 152 x 19 mm
Wiley-Blackwell us

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