Issue No.02 - April-June (2008 vol.30)
Hunter Heyck , University of Oklahoma
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2008.19
Herbert Simon's early work in computer science focused on how and why he came to understand the computer, the organization, and the individual mind as being "species of the genus information processor." To him these three were alike because they were, essentially, both organisms and bureaucracies. Part 2 of this article examines Simon's important work in computer science of the 1950s, including cognitive science and AI.
artificial intelligence; cognitive science; context for computing; Herbert A. Simon; Allen Newell; organization theory; operations research; cybernetics
Hunter Heyck, "Defining the Computer: Herbert Simon and the Bureaucratic Mind--Part 2", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.30, no. 2, pp. 52-63, April-June 2008, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2008.19