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Introduction

Ed Finn

in What Algorithms Want: Imagination in the Age of Computing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035927
eISBN:
9780262338837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035927.003.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

The introduction lays out the central argument of the book: that algorithms are best understood as complex “culture machines” that we engage on the levels of magical thinking, epistemology, social ... More


Stock Market Swings and the Value of Innovation, 1908–1929

Tom Nicholas

in Financing Innovation in the United States, 1870 to the Present

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262122894
eISBN:
9780262277884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262122894.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explores the effect of stock market swings and the economics of financial markets. Using over twenty years of data prior to the Great Crash, the chapter takes a look at firm-level ... More


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