Issue No. 09 - September (1968 vol. 17)
Innumerable papers by Russian authors using probabilistic models for physical systems are prefaced by a comment explaining that the results obtained must follow from dialectic materialism, and therefore the same results could in principle be derived deterministically ll as statistically, save for mathematical convenience. A similarly political motivation may unconsciously underlie many papers in the computer field which explain that ever more elaborate executive programs are motivated exclusively by a desire to increase hardware efficiency and improve system economy
J. Saltzer, "R68-41 Development of Executive Routines, Both Hardware and Software," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 17, no. , pp. 923-924, 1968.