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Issue No. 04 - April (2002 vol. 35)
ISSN: 0018-9162
pp: 1, 4
George Cybenko , Dartmouth College
Human history is a story of interdependency. From the earliest hunter-gathers to agrarian society to multinational corporations, humans and their enterprises have become increasingly specialized. The side effect of specialization is dependency. If you defend me; I?ll feed you. You fix my roof; I?ll shoe your horse. You manage my corporate merger; I?ll perform your appendectomy. The complexity of technology has forced us to specialize. By the same token, the power of networking has enabled the complex social and economic interdependencies required to support that specialization.

G. Cybenko, "Editor's Message: The Long March (Supplement to Computer Magazine)," in Computer, vol. 35, no. , pp. 1, 4, 2002.
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