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Searching for some old notes, I came across an old printout from my student days: One of my fellow students, Jon E. Strømme, jotted down this list of references in 1979 or 1980, free to use wherever it might fit . It still makes me chukle, almost 40 years later. Published here with the explicit permission from Jon:
Pascal, Blaise : On the feasibility of computing machines.
Lejeune fils, Paris 685. 300 p.
Babbage, Charles : Analytical machines of today and tomorrow.
Oxford, London 1885. 400 p.
Zuse, Konrad : Digital analytical machines, Bomben und Granaten.
Springer Verlag, Berlin 1943. 500 p.
Backus, C. C. & al : FORmula TRANsgression language.
Wliley, New York 1957. 385 p.
Dreyfus, H. : What computers cannot do. 1st ed.
Harper and Row, Chicago 1974. 430 p.
Dreyfus, H. : What computers cannot do. 2nd ed.
Harper and Row, Chicago 1979. 225 p.
Dreyfus, H. : What computers cannot do. 3rd ed.
Harper and Row, Chicago 1984. 17 p.
MULTIVAC & al : What humans cannot do.
ARPA Network 1992. 26000 bytes.
MULTIVAC & al : What humans cannot do, and why they shouldn't.
COMPUTERS EXCLUSIVE 2005. 126 GB.
MULTIVAC III : Humans – myth or historical fact?