The Human Use of Human Beings: Cybernetics and Society

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Da Capo Press, Mar 22, 1988 - Computers - 200 pages
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Only a few books stand as landmarks in social and scientific upheaval. Norbert Wiener's classic is one in that small company. Founder of the science of cybernetics--the study of the relationship betwee
  

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User Review  - Mengsen Zhang - Goodreads

Wiener was a genius for his understanding of the nature of communication, as well reflected in his mastery of writing. The chapter on law and communication definitely helped me reconnect to a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lee Norton - Goodreads

"Perhaps this devil [of nature, entropy,] is not far in meaning from Mephistopheles. When Faust asked Mephistopheles what he was, Mephistopheles replied, 'A part of that force which always seeks evil and always does good." [page 35] Read full review

Contents

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III
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IV
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VIII
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XI
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Norbert Wiener received his Ph.D. from Harvard at the age of eighteen, and joined the mathematics department at M.I.T. when he was twenty-five. Honored throughout his life with numerous scientific awards, he was the author of two autobiographies, Ex-Prodogy and I Am a Mathematician, as well as several important books and basic papers on the theory and practice of cybernetics.

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