Conversational Computers -- anthology of articles discussing the state of computers in 1968 and what the future might hold. William D. Orr.

Conversational Computers -- anthology of articles discussing the state of computers in 1968 and what the future might hold.

Wiley & Sons NY 1968; 227 pages, Index, foldout diagrams.

Condition: Good+ to very good overall, hardcover, in Good+ purple and black decorated dustjacket; clear acetate glassine jacket protector over all. Some rubbing to jacket, some shelfwear; binding is sound and secure, pages clean, unmarked. Light foxing to textblock fore-edges.

Keywords: computers in the 1960s, what personal computers would be like in the future, computers for the average person, time-sharing computer systems, man-computer symbiosis, JOSS, Culler-Fried approach, man-machine interaction, automatic information retrieva

Price: $8.00

Item Description

Contents include many key and influential papers examining several social implications of computers. 'Personal computers will have an effect on all of us that is at least as profound as the effect of the personal passenger car' (the author in his Preface)

Contents -- THE VISION -- Man-Computer Symbiosis (J C R Licklider); Time-Sharing Computer Systems (John McCarthy); As We May Think (Vannevar Bush);

PROBLEM-SOLVING MODES -- JOSS, experience with an Experimental COmputing Service for Users at Remote Consoles (J C Shaw); The Culler-Fried Approach to On-Line Computing (William D Orr and the staff of Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc); Man-Machine Interactive Systems and Their Application to Financial Analysis (Joseph Gal);

INSTRUCTIONAL MODES -- CAI in an Expanding Universe of Educational Methodology (Leonard Silvern); Computer-Assisted Socratic Instruction (Richard Bolt); HELP (Melvin Pirtle);

RETRIEVAL AND QUERY MODES -- Progress in Automatic Information Retrieval (Gerard Salton); SYNTHEX (Robert Simmons); DEACON-Type Query Systems (Frederick Thompson);

GRAPHICAL CONVERSATION MODES -- Electronic Sketching (Scott Schmedel); The Robot Draftsman (John Pfeiffer); A Laboratory for the Study of Graphical Man-Machine Communication (Edwin Jacks);

TOWARD THE COMPUTER UTILITY -- Responsive Time-Shared Computing in Business (Charles Adams); Commercial Information-Processing Networks (Merrill Flood); Regulatory and Policy Problems Presented by the Interdependence of Computer and Communication Services and Facilities (FCC Federal Communications Commission);

PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS -- The Computer at Dartmouth (John Kemeny); Does the Interconnected Computer Network Pose a Hidden Threat of Invasion of Privacy (Paul Baran); Computers as Tools and Metaphors (Ulric Neisser); The COmputer and the Concept of Man (Robert Lee); INDEX.