Computing, a Human Activity
In this comprehensive anthology Peter Naur, one of the world's foremost computer scientists, presents his selected writings from 1951 to 1990. The book features Naur's original and stimulating reflections on the nature of computing, with perceptive analyses of many issues that remain controversial. Comprising the author's published and unpublished writings on scientific, technical, philosophical, and social aspects of computing, the volume highlights his view of computing as, essentially, a human activity.
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UNDERSTANDING THE HUMAN ACTIVITY
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