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The Age of Automation

Paperback
by Leon Bagrit
1966
92 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0451606264
Product Dimensions: 7 x 4.2 x 0.4 inches


Leon Bagrit was generally recognised as being extraordinarily prescient in his thinking.  For instance, in this book 'The Age of Automation' he predicted:
 
‘It is now possible to envisage personal computers, small enough to be taken around in one’s car, or even one’s pocket.  They could be plugged into a national computer grid, to provide individual enquirers with almost unlimited information.’
 
‘Perhaps the most far-reaching use of the new generation of computers will be in the retention and communication of information of all sorts within a national, possibly a world-wide, information system.
 
‘In many industrial and commercial applications we are moving steadily away from large, centralized computers towards much simpler decentralized units, systems of small, cheap, special-purpose units, rather like building bricks.
 
‘Car drivers could be told immediately about traffic hold-ups and road works and given alternative routes….’

Our copy of this book was kindly donated by Richard Herbert of the Herbert Group in Haverhill, Suffolk. Leon Bagrit workerd for Herberts for many years and was responible for two of the company's patents

ISBN : 9780451606266

Publisher : Penguin Books

Author : Leon Bagrit

Format : Paperback

-Leon Bagrit-

 

 

 

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH12431. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
 
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