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Issue No.01 - Jan.-Feb. (2013 vol.30)
pp: 14-15
ABSTRACT
Computing is transforming every aspect of the human experience. As creators of this technology, what obligations do we have to the general public, for whom we make the complex machinery of computing increasingly invisible? The Web extra at http://youtu.be/uuuOfdk0yM0 is an audio podcast of author Grady Booch reading his On Computing column, in which he discusses why it's important for the general public to know something about the technology behind the curtain of computing.
INDEX TERMS
Computational modeling, Human factors, Computer applications, invisible thread, computing, public
CITATION
Grady Booch, "The Great and Terrible Oz", IEEE Software, vol.30, no. 1, pp. 14-15, Jan.-Feb. 2013, doi:10.1109/MS.2013.16
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2. A. Einstein, Mein Weltbild, Europa Verlag Znrich, 1931.
3. N. d. Tyson,Death by Black Hole, W.W. Norton, 2007.
4. C.E. Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World, Random House, 1995, pp. 115–124.
5. W.N. Joy, “Why The Future Doesn't Need Us,” Wired, April 2000; www.wired.com/wired/archive/8.04joy.html .
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