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Computers and crisis

Association for Computing Machinery.

Computers and crisis

how computers are shaping our future.

by Association for Computing Machinery.

  • 212 Want to read
  • 12 Currently reading

Published by ACM in [New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Electronic data processing -- Congresses.,
  • Electronic digital computers -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementR. W. Bemer, editor. Susan Brewer, associate editor.
    ContributionsBemer, R. W., ed.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQA76.5 .A775
    The Physical Object
    Pagination401 p.
    Number of Pages401
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5328443M
    LC Control Number72181417

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