[Humanist] 24.132 Herbert Simon and computing
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 132.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2010 10:33:13 +0100
From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
Subject: Herbert Simon and computing
For those here who have an interest in how computing was shaped and
applied in the early years, where many of our ideas about it came from
and what they bring with them, I can heartily recommend Hunter
Crowther-Heyck's intellectual biography, Herbert A. Simon: The Bounds of
Reason in Modern America (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 2005). His chapter,
"The program is the theory" is superb, to mention one among several. I
have found in this book greater insight into Simon's ideas than anywhere
else I can recall.
Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King's College London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/;
Editor, Humanist, www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist;
Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, www.isr-journal.org.
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