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The Resource Edmund Berkeley and the social responsibility of computer professionals, Bernadette Longo, (electronic book)

Edmund Berkeley and the social responsibility of computer professionals, Bernadette Longo, (electronic book)

Label
Edmund Berkeley and the social responsibility of computer professionals
Title
Edmund Berkeley and the social responsibility of computer professionals
Statement of responsibility
Bernadette Longo
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Edmund Callis Berkeley was born on March 20, 1909 in New York City. From 1918- 1923, he attended St. Bernard's School for Boys at 111 East 60th Street, where he learned about the sciences, the arts, creativity, and character. During that time, Berkeley recalled, "The first ambition I ever had was to paint black fences orange. In New York in the East Sixties when I was a child being taken to the park, I used to see every now and then men in white suits transforming dirty iron fences into radiant red-orange glory." Berkeley never lost this ambition to transform "what is" into "what could be." Ultimately, Berkeley's story is one of electronic computer development and politics. Ever the inventor, Berkeley transformed his visions of the future into intelligent machines to help people make good decisions. Ever the teacher, Berkeley transformed his trials into parables to help people tell truth from falsehood. With the perspective of time, we can follow his story somewhere in the grey areas between true and false
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CaBNVSL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Longo, Bernadette
Dewey number
004.092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QA76.2.B47
LC item number
L654 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
ACM books
Series volume
6
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Berkeley, Edmund Callis
  • Berkeley, Edmund Callis
  • Computer scientists
  • Computers and civilization
Target audience
specialized
Label
Edmund Berkeley and the social responsibility of computer professionals, Bernadette Longo, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-208)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: a struggle of ideas -- With the perspective of time -- The myth of autonomy --
  • 1. Modern methods of thinking, 1927-1941 -- A modern method of thinking -- Becoming an insurance actuary and a husband -- Applications of symbolic logic in the insurance industry --
  • 2. Navy assignment at the Harvard Computation Lab, 1944-1946 -- Joining Aiken's crew -- Conflict inside the Harvard Lab --
  • 3. Establishing open communication channels for technology development, 1945-1948 -- Public-private partnerships -- Prudential explores electronic computers -- Technology development, communication, and public policy -- Opening a professional association for computer people -- Future catastrophe hazards --
  • 4. Robots and giant brains, 1942-1961 -- Problems of language and intelligence -- Speaking of machines as human -- Bringing giant brains to the people -- Computing on a small scale -- A preview of the robot age --
  • 5. National security investigations, 1948-1955 -- Fighting the Communist threat at home -- The Rosenberg case -- Defense against unnamed sources -- Questions of constitutional rights -- The Oppenheimer case --
  • 6. Engineering peace, 1948-1970 -- Berkeley Enterprises, Inc. -- The dawn of the computer age -- Engineering weapons -- Total war and works of peace -- Nuclear disarmament and Communist infiltration -- Sharing information before the Internet --
  • 7. A denunciation of killing devices, 1952-1972 -- Using computers for peaceful purposes -- The conscience of the computer industry --
  • 8. The remaking of man, 1973-1987 -- Taking stock of a life --
  • Bibliography -- Author's biography
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 PDF (xii, 208 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781627051385
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1145/2787754
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn928161445
Label
Edmund Berkeley and the social responsibility of computer professionals, Bernadette Longo, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-208)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: a struggle of ideas -- With the perspective of time -- The myth of autonomy --
  • 1. Modern methods of thinking, 1927-1941 -- A modern method of thinking -- Becoming an insurance actuary and a husband -- Applications of symbolic logic in the insurance industry --
  • 2. Navy assignment at the Harvard Computation Lab, 1944-1946 -- Joining Aiken's crew -- Conflict inside the Harvard Lab --
  • 3. Establishing open communication channels for technology development, 1945-1948 -- Public-private partnerships -- Prudential explores electronic computers -- Technology development, communication, and public policy -- Opening a professional association for computer people -- Future catastrophe hazards --
  • 4. Robots and giant brains, 1942-1961 -- Problems of language and intelligence -- Speaking of machines as human -- Bringing giant brains to the people -- Computing on a small scale -- A preview of the robot age --
  • 5. National security investigations, 1948-1955 -- Fighting the Communist threat at home -- The Rosenberg case -- Defense against unnamed sources -- Questions of constitutional rights -- The Oppenheimer case --
  • 6. Engineering peace, 1948-1970 -- Berkeley Enterprises, Inc. -- The dawn of the computer age -- Engineering weapons -- Total war and works of peace -- Nuclear disarmament and Communist infiltration -- Sharing information before the Internet --
  • 7. A denunciation of killing devices, 1952-1972 -- Using computers for peaceful purposes -- The conscience of the computer industry --
  • 8. The remaking of man, 1973-1987 -- Taking stock of a life --
  • Bibliography -- Author's biography
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 PDF (xii, 208 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781627051385
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1145/2787754
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn928161445

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