Computers today are omnipresent. They have been an essential component of our work environment for decades and in the developed nations, few households lack a home computer with a high speed internet connection. Less visibly, almost all our appliances (including cameras, automobiles and elevators) incorporate computers that enhance their functionality. It is part of human… Read more The future of man – a choice between cyborg or extinction?
When I joined IBM in 1963 after realizing that the life of an accountant was not for me, I saw the beginning of the computer era. This took the form of the IBM 1401, the first generation of affordable, stored program computers. When I say “affordable,” I am speaking relatively. You could rent one for… Read more Our Computers – Successor to man?