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Humanist Archives: April 11, 2021, 8:41 a.m. Humanist 34.323 - pubs: a study of early reactions to computing

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        Date: 2021-04-11 07:25:36+00:00
        From: Willard McCarty <>
        Subject: an unpublished study of early reactions to computing

With the author's permission, I have uploaded to the Internet Archive
the following valuable study, given as a lecture at Penn State (U.S.) in

Charles N. Yood, "Man Vs. The Machine. Giant Brains, Computer Automation
And Fears Of Technological Unemployment, 1945-1965".

It is to be found at

Charlie Yood sought "greener pastures", as he's said, shortly
thereafter. Some of us wish that those would have turned out to be in
academia and that Yood had gone on to write more about this subject. You
may be interested in his book, Hybrid Zone: Computers and Science at
Argonne National Laboratory, 1946-1992 (Docent Press, 2013).

Willard McCarty,
Professor emeritus, King's College London;
Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews;  Humanist

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