Academic Press NY 1973, 284 pages, index, some illustrations.
Condition: Very good overall, black cloth hardcover in Good+ purple and white dustjacket, title in black on spine; jacket with old red tape along bottom front, closing two tears; some rubbing and shelfwear to jacket edges all around. The binding is sound and secure, pages clean although toned a bit with age and musty smelling from long storage.
Categories: 1970's computers and computing, Computers and Society, Cryptanalysis, Cryptology, Computer Security, Cybernetics, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, General Histories and References, Human-Computer Interaction, Minicomputers, Word Processing, Data Processing
Item DescriptionShort bibliographies at ends of chapters; Chapters with multiple sections in each include, problems and issues Computer use - extent and growth (ca. 1973); Computer use - where and why; Files, data banks and information systems -- record linkage, system security etc;
Information Systems and Privacy -- personal data; privacy and information gathering; data banks and dossiers; legal guarantees to privacy etc; Surveying and Predicting; Systems, models and simulations; Computer Capabilities and Limitations -- artificial intelligence, thought processes, computer assisted instruction, etc. ;
Computers and Employment - automation and skill levels, productivity and labor force, etc. The Distribution of computer products and services; Shifts in power Professionalization and Responsibility; Values, technology and computers; more.