Seven Great Blunders of the Computing World
Holmes, WN (2002) Seven Great Blunders of the Computing World. Computer, 35 (7). 112, 110-111. ISSN 0018-9162
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This essay suggests that the computing profession should recognise that it has been responsible for quite a few serious blunders so that it can strike an appropriate balance between pride and humility. The essay looks at a blunder in each of seven areas: numeric encoding, text encoding, scientific programming, commercial programming, arithmetic processor design, keyboard design, and computing terminology.
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|Keywords:||computing blunders, numeric encoding, text encoding, scientific programming, commercial programming, arithmetic processor design, keyboard design, computing terminology|
|Deposited By:||Mr Neville Holmes|
|Deposited On:||24 Aug 2007|
|Last Modified:||18 Jul 2008 20:05|
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