Aaron Finerman

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The term professional means different things to different people; nevertheless, there are certain general technical and social standards normally associated with a professional. Further, the term is more generally applied to the practitioner rather than to the researcher. But within the rather broad definition specified, the computing practitioner is, as(More)
This report on the author's trip to universities in Western Europe in the summer of 1966 gives brief descriptions of computing activities at each institution visited. Present equipment capabilities vary from moderate to large scale; however, many institutions plan to acquire complex time-shared systems in the near future. In the author's opinion, the state(More)
With this issue ACM inaugurates a new periodical, Computing Surveys, the survey and tutorial journal of the ACM. In this age of increasing specialization, it becomes more and more difficult for the computing professional , experienced or novice, to be expert in all areas of the computing field. The purpose of Computing Surveys is to help fill in the gaps-to(More)
EDITOR : I am famil iar wi th many of the problems and difficulties of runn ing a large computer conference. The people who organized and ran I F I P 68 worked very hard for no tangible r e tu rn and wi th very l i t t le recognit ion. One is t empted to offer congra tu la t ions and to say "well done ." They deserve our thanks , and more, for the effort(More)
The status of university computer curricula will be discussed and recommendations of how university computer curricula can be improved in the future will be presented. The panel will discuss how universities can better meet critical needs of industry, business, and government in the various areas of information processing. With the advent of minicomputers,(More)
One of the interesting aspects of the first SIGCSE Technical Symposium was the discussion generated by the question of how large a gap there was between what Computer Science Departments were offering and the expectations of industry concerning computer science graduates. There definitely seemed to exist some differences. On the one hand the university(More)
Peter J. Denning Donald R. Morrison Department of Division of Computer Sciences Computing and Purdue University Information Science Lafayette, IN 47906 University of 317 494-8566 New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131 George G. Dodd 505 255-8802 Computer Technology Department Donn B. Parker General Motors Stanford Research Research Laboratories Institute Warren,(More)
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