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The myth of the computer revolution
Holmes, WN (1998) The myth of the computer revolution. Computer, 31 (11). pp. 121-122. ISSN 0018-9162
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This essay covers a large number of points very briefly: the misunderstanding of the millennium bug, the hyperbole of computer publicity, the very conservative nature of computer use by government and industry, the suppression of innovation through computer use, the misunderstanding of technological evolution, computers and the rise of neofeudalism.
|Keywords:||millennium bug, Cobol, early computer use, conservatism, technological evolution, neofeudalism|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Computer|
|Page Range:||pp. 121-122|
|Identification Number - DOI:||10.1109/MC.1998.730742|
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|Date Deposited:||26 Sep 2007|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 03:22|
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