Issue No. 04 - April (1978 vol. 11)
This treatise on problems that plague the "large, general-purpose business-oriented data processing systems" was authored by the Silt Committee of SHARE Inc., an organization of users of large data processing systems (predominantly those supplied by IBM). The book's basic assumption is the continued development of all phases of computer technology along their current paths. This includes such predictions as "programming practices will remain a craft," and certain assumptions of world stability: no major war, and no major political, economic, or social revolution. The book is based on a very conservative attitude towards the future?a view that includes no new technologies and ignores existing entities such as minis and micros and the effects of LSI technologies.
"Book Reviews," in Computer, vol. 11, no. , pp. 127-129, 1978.