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The Shifting Interests of the US Government in the Development and Diffusion of Information Technology Since 1943

Arthur L. Norberg

in Information Technology Policy: An International History

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199241057
eISBN:
9780191714290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241057.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter examines the dominant role of government agencies in providing support for computing during the last four decades. By extending the discussion over three phases, the chapter enlarges the ... More


The Mechanistic Account

Gualtiero Piccinini

in Physical Computation: A Mechanistic Account

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199658855
eISBN:
9780191748158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658855.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter offers a mechanistic account of what it is for a physical system to be a concrete computing system—a system that performs concrete computations. A broad notion of computation under the ... More


Agents: The Lord of (the) Things

Markus Krajewski

in The Server: A Media History from the Present to the Baroque

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300180817
eISBN:
9780300186802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180817.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter considers the forms subalterns assume under the conditions of advanced technology. As servers, demons, or other virtual creatures, they work without being seen or ever taking a break. By ... More


Law for Computer Scientists and Other Folk

Mireille Hildebrandt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198860877
eISBN:
9780191892936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198860877.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This book introduces law to computer scientists. Computer scientists develop, protect, and maintain computing systems in the broad sense of that term, whether hardware, software, or data. They may be ... More


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