36 review for Man And The Computer

  1. 5 out of 5

    Spencer Bonds

    Better than expected. Kemeny was a bit optimistic of the role of government in increasing societal wellbeing in the United States, but considering he’s pre-Carter administration, and subsequent neo-liberal regimes, Dr Kemeny’s optimism can be forgiven. Many of his points and insights can be abstracted out to still apply today which makes the book all the more interesting.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Rrrryan

    An interesting perspective from 1970

  3. 4 out of 5

    Alexis

    A dated book, both in terms of computing and the use of the male pronoun for programmers and engineers. The value is in the graphic design of the book cover (seriously, it's a sweet Mad Men-esque one) and historical context that this book gives to networking and computing. You might as well call this Kemeny's little book of computing and networking predictions, since most every chapter has him prognosticating about what Americans will be doing with their terminals, phone lines and networks; I fo A dated book, both in terms of computing and the use of the male pronoun for programmers and engineers. The value is in the graphic design of the book cover (seriously, it's a sweet Mad Men-esque one) and historical context that this book gives to networking and computing. You might as well call this Kemeny's little book of computing and networking predictions, since most every chapter has him prognosticating about what Americans will be doing with their terminals, phone lines and networks; I found myself getting futurism fatigue after the first two chapters. Also, the first chapter where he tries to argue that computers are alive...just...no. Some really cringeworthy arguments likening computers to viruses that I don't even think Kemeny believes. Overall, it is a good historical document in terms of seeing the influence of systems theory and introduction of the man-machine interface, but more amusing than serious work.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Ella

    reference by Nicolas Carr in the shallow's reference by Nicolas Carr in the shallow's

  5. 4 out of 5

    Subhajit Das

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    Christer Karlsson

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    Walter

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    CJ

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    Bob

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    Christopher Maksudian

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    George Pollard

  12. 5 out of 5

    Chris Lee

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    Elliot Peeples

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    Kevin

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    C

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    Pete

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    Michael Gubbels

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    Rgewrgwerg

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    Ben

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    Becky

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    Ted Romer

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    Craven Lovelace

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    Kami Bee

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    Jared Psigoda

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    Aree Ali

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    Lenore Talon

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    Vincent

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    D Schmudde

  29. 5 out of 5

    Skalk

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    Arto Bendiken

  31. 4 out of 5

    Cole Brumwell

  32. 5 out of 5

    Djpolymath

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    Jacob Singleton

  34. 4 out of 5

    Michael ODonnabhain

  35. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

  36. 5 out of 5

    Rgewrgwerg

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