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The Profession's Future Lies in Its Past


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Holmes, WN 2001 , 'The Profession's Future Lies in Its Past' , Computer, vol. 34, no. 10 , 120, 118-119 , doi: 10.1109/MC.2001.955107.

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This essay reviews the history of data processing as being as old as civilisation, and suggests that sensitivity to that history would enable the profession to see its future more clearly.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Holmes, WN
Keywords: data processing, information technology, history, clocks, language, professions, trades
Journal or Publication Title: Computer
ISSN: 0018-9162
DOI / ID Number: 10.1109/MC.2001.955107
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This essay has been more formally published as essay 2.2 in the author's book "Computers and People" (Wiley, 2006). This material is presented to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors or by other copyright holders. All persons copying this information are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author's copyright. In most cases, these works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.

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