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October 1972 (vol. 21 no. 10)
pp. 1135
E.C. Joseph, Univac Div. Sperry Rand Corp.
Introductory literature on computers has, in recent years, grown rather voluminous. What Desmonde has provided, for a student, is a somewhat easy to read introductory glance at some of the essentials of computer characteristics and their uses. I am dubious of the value of this book to anyone already familiar with computers. However, this book offers the uninitiated some basic understandings of computers together with insights into their social value and impact. The book paints the computer in various lights. It touches on some areas of current social concern surrounding computer usage as well as a few of its societal advantages.
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E.C. Joseph, "B72-18 Computers and Their Uses, 2nd ed.," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 21, no. 10, pp. 1135, Oct. 1972, doi:10.1109/T-C.1972.223465
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