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Help Stamp Out Programming

  • Walter Jacobs
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Operations Research and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 28)

Abstract

This paper is concerned with a subject that is generally neglected - computers that cannot be reporgrammed. The title calls attention to an assumption that everybody makes and so no one is conscious of making: If you want a computer to do something, you must have a program prepared for the purpose. To be explicit, someone must conceive an effectively complete procedure for the job, specify it accurately in terms that the computer can accept, and command the computer to carry out the procedure as specified.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Jacobs
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  1. 1.National Security AgencyFort George G. Meade, MdUSA

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