Response is the Medium

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  • Response is the Medium

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  • In the mid-1960s I wanted to find out where the action was, go to the front lines, and participate in making the future happen. In one of the first BASIC classes at Dartmouth College, I discovered the computer. Later as a grad student in Computer Science, I found that my liberal arts background had failed to inculcate the proper engineering values. While I thought of the encounter between human and machine in philosophical terms, to view it as one of the central dramas of our time, the computer science field concerned itself with the optimisation of computer hardware resources. I considered the human being the precious resource and wanted the computer to adapt to me rather than the other way around.

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