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Computer, January 2011, pp. 6–8

Planning for an Inevitable Future

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Planning for an Inevitable Future

by Sorel Reisman

One morning about 30 years ago, I was about to head off to work (at IBM) when I noticed my eight-year-old son at the keyboard of my brand-new Apple II+ computer. My first reaction was to yell at him for playing with my new toy, but I was overtaken by an uncharacteristic moment of calm. For a few minutes I watched him and began to realize that something unique was going on. A child was using a computer console to key commands directly to an OS. Read More »

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