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Title: Principles of computer programming
Author(s): Dickman, Kern W.
Subject(s): Libraries --Automation
Automatic data processing
Abstract: Many years ago an advertisement appeared frequently in popular magazines which displayed a photograph of a man or a woman seated before a piano. The caption below read: "I learned to play in five easy lessons." We are going to learn the principles of computer programming in one easy lesson. We know, of course, that it is possible to learn to play a simple tune, "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star," and a few others, over a period of five weeks, with practice and five easy lessons. This is, however, a limited repertoire. This hoax that one can learn anything in five easy lessons will be perpetuated by this talk. A few simple, but typical, procedures will be examined, and the corresponding computer programs will be outlined. The characteristics of programs in connection with these exercises will be discussed, but it takes years to learn to perform well on a computer.
Issue Date: 1964
Publisher: Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In H. Goldhor, ed. (1964) Proceedings of the 1964 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 47-55.
Series/Report: Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (2nd : 1964)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1144
ISSN: 0069-4789
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1965.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-05


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