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Computers, the machines we think with

D. S. Halacy

Computers, the machines we think with

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Published by Harper & Row in New York .
Written in English

  • Computers,
  • Electronic data processing

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    Statementby D. S. Halacy, Jr.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination279 p. :
    Number of Pages279
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23811280M

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