Issue No. 06 - Nov.-Dec. (2013 vol. 30)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2013.122
Grady Booch , IBM
No matter your individual position on the matter, faith is a powerful element of the human experience. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that computing intersects with the story of belief in many ways. Here, we explore computing as a medium for faith, as a ritual space, and as a technology that itself raises certain metaphysical issues. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/pX08oIUQG0s is an audio podcast of author Grady Booch reading his On Computing column, in which he explores computing as a medium for faith, as a ritual space, and as a technology that itself raises certain metaphysical issues.
Social implications of technology, Human factors, Software development, Philosophical considerations
G. Booch, "Deus ex Machina," in IEEE Software, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 14-16, 2013.