1970s

The Uncanny Valley

Posted in 1970s, Articles, Robotics on December 12th, 2010 by Dan – Be the first to comment

Masahiro Mori, “The Uncanny Valley” (1970)

Computer Science as Empirical Inquiry

Posted in 1970s on October 2nd, 2010 by Dan – Be the first to comment

Allen Newell and Herbert Simon, “Computer Science as Empirical Inquiry: Symbols and Search” (1976)

Personal Computing

Posted in 1970s, Articles, Visionary on October 2nd, 2010 by Dan – Be the first to comment

Alan Kay, “Personal Computing” (pdf) (1975)

Dilemmas in a General Theory of Planning

Posted in 1970s, Project Management, Theory on October 2nd, 2010 by Dan – Be the first to comment

Horst Rittel and Melvin Webber, “Dilemmas in a General Theory of Planning,” (pdf) (1973)

Introduces the concept of Wicked Problems.

SPACEWAR

Posted in 1970s, Articles, History on October 2nd, 2010 by Dan – Be the first to comment

Stuart Brand, “SPACEWAR: Fanatic Life and Symbolic Death Among the Computer Bums” (1972)

Life among early interaction designers (including Alan Kay) in the early 1970s.