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Computers challenge engineering education

Lindvall, F. C. (1955) Computers challenge engineering education. In: AFIPS '55 (Western) Proceedings of the March 1-3, 1955, western joint computer conference. ACM , New York, NY, pp. 41-43.

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When quantum theory was newly stirring the world of physics, an older professor was reported to have said to his graduate students studying this subject, "I don't believe you young fellows understand this stuff any better than I do, but you all stick together and say the same thing." You computer enthusiasts say a great deal, some of which I understand. Your computers differ in detail and complexity, yet have much in common in concept and capabilities and in the fantastic rate with which new models appear. They have their limitations, but nobody underestimates their potentialities. Nor are the glamorous, rosy dreams of coming applications as far beyond the horizon as we might think. You know better than I the magnitude and momentum of the development effort and the tremendous interest which has been generated in all areas of technology and business.

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Official Citation:F. C. Lindvall. 1955. Computers challenge engineering education. In Proceedings of the March 1-3, 1955, western joint computer conference (AFIPS '55 (Western)). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 41-43. DOI=
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