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23E. MATH AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

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11064. Interactive Multimedia (Im): State of the Art and Future Potential. Considers technological and economic obstacles to widespread implementation of IM, industry alliances and their projects, current applications in education and entertainment, and contrasts visions of IM: home marketing technology or information and communication resource. 11 pages, 27 footnotes, 26 bibliographic sources.   $77
 
11039. Information Technology and Organizational Change. Examines the role of advancing telecommunications and data processing technology on the structure and operations of organizations. IT in startups, mature and declining organizations are compared, and strategies for more effective communication of information are analyzed. 11 pages, 14 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources.   $77
 
10578. Information and the Crisis Economy by Herbert I. Schiller. Review and analysis of Schiller's 1984 monograph concerning information technology and mass communication. Contends that Schiller's failure to anticipate the availability of inexpensive information technology (i.e. persona; computers) renders many of his arguments invalid in the 1990s. 5 pages, 4 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
 
10541. Management Information Systems (Mis) at Ibm's Marketing and Services Division: A Survey. A survey of this gigantic company's MIS, discussing its current system and inadequacies, and their transition from centralized organization to linked local networks. The study concludes that the MIS shift parallels IBM's shift in overall sales strategy. 15 pages, 17 footnotes, 19 bibliographic sources.   $105
 
10528. United Parcel Service: Competitiveness, Air Operations, Foreign Ventures. Discusses changes prompted by the fierce competition in the air carrier industry: strategies for volume discounts, package tracking, overnight service, international expansion, and technological advances. 10 pages, 6 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
10374. Calculus: Practical Applications. Describes application of calculus (both theory and practice) in business, engineering, industrial planning, and production projections. 9 pages, 18 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $63
 
10340. The Impact of Military Spending on Economic Growth: A Statistical Study. Examines the relationship between military expenditures and economic growth, hypothesizing a negative correlation between military expenditures and economic growth as represented by GNP. Regression analysis supports the hypothesis and lends credence to the depletion school paradigm which states that growing defense spending diverts manpower, capital and technology from the private sector. 10 pages, 13 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.s. Includes a 6-page appendix with charts and graphs.   $70
 
10333. Management Information Systems at the Fbi. This paper profiles and investigates management systems (MIS) at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Following an overview of the FBI's primary management information system -- NCIC -- the analysis explores the Bureau's MIS subsystems and programs including automatic figerprint identification, DNA profiling, the use of electronic bulletin boards, and the use and development of expert systems and artificial intelligence programs. Current controversies in implementation and prospects for future MIS development are also noted. 12 pages, 31 footnotes, 28 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
10331. The Sabre Airline Reservation System. American Airlines proprietary CRS, SABRE, is analyzed as an in-house MIS for the company and as a marketable information service. 5 pages, 9 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
10302. The Sabre Computerized Airline Reservation System. The evolution of American Airlines computerized reservation system into a broad-based corporate MIS system is described; development of specialized applications for decision support, scheduling, load planning and so on, is noted. The industry's movement toward PC-terminal LAN architecture is analyzed for its impact on SABRE in recent years. 11 pages, 22 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.   $77
 
10287. Fly-by-Wire Flight Control Technology. Reviews the advances in computerized flight control technology in the latest generation of aircraft; concerns about human factor problems and automation problems are noted. 10 pages, 16 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
10251. Laser Printers. A brief survey of the history and technology of laser printers as they became widespread in personal computer use in the 1980s. The origins, basic designs and costs are noted. 6 pages, 7 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $42
 
10246. Construction Project Scheduling. Examines the techniques of project scheduling used in the construction industry; problems and solutions for computerized scheduling systems are considered. 12 pages, 17 footnotes in text, 13 bibliographic sources. Includes three charts.   $84
 
10094. Expert Systems: A Fantasy? Examines the controversy over the value and utility of expert systems, contrasting the many business and industrial applications of expert systems with the less-proven theory of artificial intelligence. 13 pages, 24 footnotes, 13 bibliographic sources.   $91
 
10093. The Impact of Computers on Society: Good or Bad? Considers the merits of each side of the argument concerning the impact of computers and computerization on modern society. Concludes that while computers have had some negative impact, the benefits far outweigh their detriments. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
10071. Computer Crime: A Major, but Not Unstoppable, Problem. An investigation and analysis of the problem of computer crime. Examines the magnitude and scope of the problem, considering its costs, its perpetrators, its victims, and its forms. Argues that while computer crime is a major problem, it is does not pose an unresolvable dilemma. Contends that administrative, personnel, physical, legal and technological methods can and should be utilized to control the problem. Concludes with an action plan for curtailing computer crime. 12 pages, 26 footnotes, 22 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
10059. Computer Aided Manufacturing and Robotics in u.s. Industry. An investigation which traces the history, development, application and future of computer-aided manufacturing. Following a review of CAM (computer aided manufacturing), the analysis traces some of the problems U.S. manufacturers have had in justifying investment and implementing the technology. The robotics industry is examined as a case in point. The state of the industry in the U.S. versus Japan is considered in depth. Concludes with a closer look at the future of computer assisted manufacturing. 21 pages, 42 footnotes, 27 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
10025. Quality Assurance in Computer Programming. Reviews four techniques of quality control in computer programming -- debugging, error detection and control, rewriting and rerunning code, and structured programming methods. 11 pages, 17 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $77
 
09921. New Product Introduction Approaches for High-Tech Silicon Valley Firms. Presents an overview and categorization of currently accepted market development approaches across all industries and then discusses how appropriate traditional models are for high-tech computer firms. Analyzes specific, historical approaches to product introduction among these firms and then presents new, alternative approaches. 12 pages, 27 footnotes in text, 35 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
09911. Managing Organization Change at Apple Computer. Taking the perspective of an organization development consultant, the paper analyzes problems at Apple Computer in the late 1980s and early 1990s, focusing on corporate culture and leadership effectiveness. The conclusion recommends strategies and techniques necessary to effect organizational change at apple and identifies the key barriers to such change. See Related Papers for more recent papers on Apple Inc. 9 pages, 24 footnotes, 13 bibliographic sources.

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09808. An Analysis of a Federal Agency's Proposed Rule: The u.s. Fish and Wildlife Service's Proposal to Make the Northern Spotted Owl an Endangered Species. 12 pages, 33 footnotes, 18 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
09665. Marketing Easylink Electronic Mail. Investigates problems and prospects in marketing Western Union's new electronic mail system, EasyLink. Problems for Western Union and for other competitors in the field are envisioned in terms of ease of use and customer perception of need for the product. 7 pages, 7 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $49
 
09613. Computers in the Classroom Position paper arguing for increased use and access to computers in the elementary and high school classroom. The benefits of computer-based technology for math studies, reading, and teacher's record keeping are described. 5 pages, 7 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
09566. Computer Crime. Overview of the types, causes, and components of computer crime. The three broad categories of theft (software piracy, computer-assisted cash or merchandise theft), sabotage (worms, viruses) and espionage are considered in detail. Also discusses barriers to prosecution and strategies for prevention. 11 pages, 35 footnotes, 18 bibliographic sources.   $77
 
09563. Mis in the Manufacturing Environment. Describes the development of a MIS for a denim apparel manufacturer. Describes the distinct process control function of the manufacturing MIS, analyzes the design stages for its development, and presents hardware requirements and software applications included in the proposed system. The concluding analysis focuses on the roles of executive-level knowledge and decision-making in the MIS applications process. 20 pages, 16 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
09398. The Impact of Computers of Inter- and Intra-Office Communications. Through a comprehensive review of business communication literature, the investigation explores the effects of computers on business communication, looking at both the indirect effects as well as the types and characteristics of direct computer communication systems. Concludes with a summary of findings and speculations about the pitfalls and opportunities in continued expansion of computer-mediated communication systems. 25 pages, 37 footnotes, 36 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
09297. Hewlett Packard Market and Environmental Potential. An analysis of HP's primary markets and products from the perspective of a major supplier, Advanced Micro Devices, a semi-conductor company. Focus on HP's new Spectrum line of computers which rely on innovative RISC architecture. 10 pages, 29 footnotes, 15 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
09291. Apple Computer: Company Profile, 1988. An overview of the history, fast growth, downturns and comebacks of one of the world's most formidable and competitive-driven computer companies; plus a look at its product line and comparisons to other computer product lines such as IBM. This is an historical portrait of Apple in the late 1980s -- See related papers for more recent papers on Apple. 12 pages, 14 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.

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09284. Bar Coding in the Delivery Industry. Review of bar coding: its components, auxilliary equipment, and general applications. Particular attention is devoted to bar coding applications within the delivery (transportation and distribution industry) with specific examples drawn from Federal Express, United Parcel Services, and specific trucking companies. 18 pages, 34 footnotes, 21 bibliographic sources.   $126
 
09282. Computer Analysis of Financial Statements. 5 pages, 1 footnote, 1 bibliographic source. See Section 5C.   $35
 
09276. Selling a Generic Brand 386 Microcomputer. A brief plan for marketing a 386 micro, covering the product, target market, presentation strategy, and selling points. 5 pages, 3 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
09274. A Game Store Marketing Database. A proposal for a marketing and management information system for a retail game store. 5 pages, 3 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
09270. Visual Health Hazards Among Vdt Workers. A comprehensive review of the literature concerning visual hazards to workers resulting from video display terminal work. Radiation exposure, ergonomics (work environment and worker comfort) and job stress factors are considered. Includes a review of the literature from government, private study, medical and business sources. 21 pages, 50 footnotes, 34 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
09117. Business Plan: A Computer Training and Software Consultation Company. A comprehensive business plan for a software training and consultation firm for personal computer users. Following a profile of the industry, including current market trends, the plan describes the business organization, the management team, the services to be provided, the financial plan, and the initial market plan. Graphs and charts detail four-year sales and cash flow projections. 18 pages + charts, 31 footnotes, 21 bibliographic sources.   $126
 
09091. Ibm's New Ps/2 Model 80 Computer. Covers IBM's marketing strategy for its new computer. Includes product description, target market, pricing, promotion, competition and distribution. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
09078. Marketing Computers to Poland. Explores the problems and opportunities in exporting an American-made PC to Poland. The first section of the paper presents a general market profile of Poland from the perspective of an American exporter. Poland's economy, trade profile, political structure, and business climate are analyzed. The second section analyzes special problems and advantages in marketing a specific American-made PC in Poland. 17 pages, 35 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources.   $119
 
09071. How Computers Alter Work Relationships. Explores the social dimensions of the computer-worker relationship. Considers how computers in the workplace effect changes in worker self-perceptions, alter social hierarchies, and change communication patterns in the work environment. Possible solutions to the problems presented are also considered. 12 pages, 9 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
09068. Cadd System Implementation in the Architectural Division of Bechtel: Impact on Employee Satisfaction. Survey study using a self-report questionnaire to explore the particular characteristics of the CADD system (and its implementation at Bechtel) which may impact employee level of Job satisfaction. Findings are presented for both quantitative and qualitative data. 30 pages, 0 footnotes, 32 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
09058. Management Information Systems and Organizational Decision Making. Explores the impact of Mis on the decision-making process in the modern organization. Surveys the range of MIS applications, from operational process control to the more unstructured tactical and strategic planning of management, which require the fullest utilization of decision support systems. The focus is on greater use of intuitive systems and upon MIS practices for the upper level manager. 22 pages, 32 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
09015. Operator Precedence Parsing. A summary of the technique of operator precedence parsing in compiler program design. 8 pages, 14 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $56
 
09001. Unix Operating System Shells. Examines the new UNIX command interface, the Korn shell, and compares its features and its advantages and disadvantages with those of the better-known Bourne and C shells. 6 pages, 7 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $42
 
09000. Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence Systems. Traces the origins, development and applications for the theory of cybernetics from 1942 to present. Considers in detail the applicability cybernetic theory to artificial intelligence and expert computer systems. 12 pages, 11 footnotes, 6 bibliography.   $84
 
08892. Information System for Tasco, Inc. A step-by-step approach to the design and implementation of an information system for a medium-sized manufacturing company. The plan converts the system from its current dependence on IBM ATs to the new IBM PS/2 microcomputers. Summarizes the limitations of the new system and discusses its impact on present operations. 19 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
08891. Desktop Publishing. Provides a concise outline of the desktop publishing phenomenon, including its historical background, its current components, and its applicability to various organizational needs. 7 pages, 14 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $49
 
08885. Microsoft Corporation. Profiles the world's leading manufacturer of computer software and attributes the company's extraordinary growth to its close association with IBM and Apple Computer companies. Three market segments -- operating systems, language development, and applications software are discussed in detail. The report also profiles the business and portfolio strategies of the company, considering alternatives and making recommendations for change. 18 pages, 21 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $126
 
08883. The Intel Corporation -- Industry and Company Background & Stock Analysis. While the outlook for the semiconductor industry is generally favorable, the possibility of recession and the competitive threat from Japan are cautionary factors for investors to consider. Following the industry analysis, the investigation presents a favorable stock profile of Intel. 10P. 10f. 8t.   $70
 
08868. Marketing Segmentation in the Computer Industry. Presents a segmentation analysis of marketing in the computer industry, taking a few select segments of the market through each stage of the decision process model, comparing and contrasting the activity of the various market segments at each stage. 15 pages, 23 footnotes, 23 bibliographic sources.   $105
 
08864. Cyberphobia: The Problem and Its Solutions. Following a brief discussion of the components and potential causes of computer phobia, this investigation addresses a number of possible solutions to the problem including training and education, user support, management action, system design, and psychological support. 14 pages, 26 footnotes, 15 bibliographic sources.   $98
 
08855. "Reality Modeling" in Computer Art. The techniques and effects of reality modeling in computer art are discussed: 3-D simulation, lighting and shadowing, and fractal geometry are noted. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
08818. Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems as Capital Investments. Presents an explanation of computer-integrated factory systems. A partial list of their benefits and some suggestions for quantifying those benefits. 10 pages, 13 footnotes, 13 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
08632. Computers and Art. A study exploring the possibility of the changing role of art in society given the new role of computers in art. To explore current attitudes about the acceptability, accessibility, and potentiality of computer art, a 17-item questionnaire was distributed to 100 undergraduate students. Statistical analysis supported the hypothesis that it is lack of accessibility, not lack of art appreciation that limits the society's participation in artistic endeavors. 25 pages, 20 footnotes, 18 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
08609. Computer Applications in Airlines and Transportation. A brief survey of computer control and artificial intelligence applications in the transportation industry. 2p. 8f 12b.   $14
 
08608. Changing Lifestyles Through Computer Automation. A brief essay describing the ways in which computer automation is evidenced in the workplace, the school, and even in artistic endeavors. 2 pages, 7 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.   $14
 
08572. Small Computer Systems. A brief review of 12 different microcomputer operating systems as described in 12 articles in current computer periodicals. 5 pages, 12 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
08567. Computer Network Reviews. A brief review of 10 different computer network systems as described in 10 articles in current computer periodicals. 4 pages, 10 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $28
 
08535. Keeping America at Work: Strategies for Employing the New Technologies by Lund and Hansen. A critical review of this book which argues that the development of new manufacturing technologies using computers, robotics, telecommunications, flexible manufacturing and convergent processes is transforming the American workplace. 8 pages, 3 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $56
 
08527. Expert Systems: The Hope. Describes the various stages and obstacles involved in the development of artificial intelligence expert systems. Makes analogies and comparisons between the way in which expert systems work and the way the humans acquire knowledge. Concludes that development of a truly artificial expert system may well be beyond our technological capability. 7 pages, 12 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $49
 
08523. Current Trends in New Computer Programs and Systems. A review of 12 computer periodical articles which discuss various software applications. 12 pages, 12 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
08517. Artificial Intelligence: Current State of the Art. Presents a survey of the current state of the AI industry. Reviews AI's meaning and historical background and considers some of the current applications and limitations of artificial intelligence. 10 pages, 14 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
08476. A Critique of the Chinese and Japanese Social Revolutions. A critique of Barrington Moore's work which is based on the notion that feudal systems of agriculture and a privileged landed gentry must come into conflict with the political and social needs of modern democratic capitalism. 5 pages, 2 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
 
08453. Validation and Verification in Software Engineering. Examines the problems of validation and verification as they relate to some of the general principles of the structured programming revolution. Static analysis, symbolic execution, unit and system testing, and formal verification by mathematical techniques are discussed. 12 pages 21 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
08432. Marketing the Al-Nijim Al-Shamali Personal Computer in Saudi Arabia. presents a market profile and a detailed marketing strategy for marketing microcomputers in Saudi Arabia. Competition, pricing, advertising, sales force, and budgets are included. 18 pages, 18 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $126
 
08420. Network Security: Some Problems and Policies. Reviews major issues in network security, with a view to comparing the business and military environments for differing security needs and practices. Discusses techniques for security including encryption, the most popular technique. 13 pages, 18 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $91
 
08418. Local Area and Long-Haul Networks. Compares and contrasts local area and long-haul networks. Speed of transmission, ease of use, multitasking capability, problems of error control, and reliability of hardware and software are factors considered in application analysis. 12 pages, 14 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
08417. Network Protocols: Background and Design Issues. This paper examines some of the basic issues of protocol design, including specification standards, performance optimization, and the analysis of an established protocol (CSMA) in terms of its possible applications in the rapidly-growing field of local-area computer networks (LAN). KEYWORDS: LAN computer networks technology. 10 pages, 20 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
08338. Manufacturing and Selling Microcomputers. A business plan for manufacturing and selling IBM compatible microcomputers. Organizational structure, product definition, market profile, and sales strategies discussed. 10p. 3b.   $70
 
08337. Customer Base of Retail-Oriented Business. A business plan for a service to analyze the customer base of retail-oriented businesses. The service utilizes microcomputer mapping programs and demographic databases. Financing, services offered, sales strategy and business organization are discussed. 9 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $63
 
08312. Computers and Privacy. Contends that the benefits of computer ownership outweigh the risks to the loss of privacy. Discusses a variety of control measures which can be implemented to ascertain privacy. 7 pages, 8 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $49
 
08244. Computer Security Issues: The Case of Software Piracy and Software Protection. Examines the issue of software piracy from historical examples. The focus then turns to solutions: preventative, punitive, and ethical. 10 pages, 27 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
08209. Telecommunications in Western Europe. Following a brief review of the world market for computers and telecommunications equipment, this study examines the deficiencies and obstacles within the Western European telecommunications systems and then assesses Europe's prospect for the future within the world market. 12 pages, 15 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
08208. Relational Databases on Microcomputers. Analyzes the ways in which database management programs have emerged as an efficient means of decentralizing the storage, retrieval, and manipulation of data. Types of database management programs, with their concomitant advantages and disadvantages, are discussed. 11 pages, 8 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $77
 
08162. Impact of Computer Technology on a Developed Economy. A study on the impact of very large-scale integration of computer technology, with particular attention to the microprocessor, on a developed economy. The influence of the microprocessor in such diverse areas as technical research, office automation, accounting and personal usage is examined. Potential job displacement, the restructuring of educational programs, and cultural resistance are discussed in relation to increasing technological integration. 18 pages, 25 footnotes, 21 bibliographic sources.   $126
 
08154. Microcomputers and Accounting. The revolutionary impact of the microcomputer on the accounting industry is analyzed in this study. Clerical and bookkeeping advantages and drawbacks to accountants are noted, and some available software is reviewed. 14 pages, 15 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $98
 
08152. Electronic Funds Transfer. Examines the expansion of EFT systems, including the use and demand for ATM's and POS (point of sale) debit cards. Relative advantages and disadvantages to the financial institution and the consumer are weighed. The expansion of EFT systems is seen as inevitable. 12 pages, 10 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
08123. Impact of Computer Technology on a Developed Economy. A detailed overview of all aspects of the great increase in computer useage and its ef.fect on a developed country. Surveys the opinions of a variety of experts concerning the effect on society, business management, and employment. Discusses the health hazard of V.D.T.s in the workplace, the increasing use of personal computers and the issue of privacy among other topics. 18p. 3Of. 21b.   $126
 
08111. Growth of the Telecommunications Industry: Ibm, At&T, and Apple. Juxtaposes the Growth of Telecommunications With the Microprocessor. Market plans and new product development at IBM, AT&T and Apple are discussed. The link between the telephone and the computer is seen as vital to market expansion. 9 pages, 22 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources.   $63
 
08104. Impact of Office Automation on Office Personnel. Examines the negative impact of office computer usage on the morale and productivity of office workers. Health hazard potential, lack of training, ineffectual training, improper equipment, workload expectations, and techno-phobia are viewed from the office worker's perspective. Discusses strategies to remedy worker-perceived problems and business organization's responsibility to do so. 25 pages, 43 footnotes, 16 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
08094. The Electronics Component Industry. An overview of the electronics component industry in the U.S.: the semi-conductor market, the major companies involved and products they produce, their markets, the financial situation and the threat of foreign competition are discussed. Includes an analysis of the future of the industry. 12 pages, 21 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
08092. Computer Aided Learning. An overview of the benefits and drawbacks of the computer as an educational tool, with speculation as to what the ultimate role of the computer in education will be. 7 pages, 17 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $49
 
08058. Marketing Personal Computers. A case study which compares the marketing methods of Apple and A.T. & T. in the personal computer field. Considers the reasons for Apple's relative success and the difficulties encountered by A.T. & T. 9 pages, 13 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $63
 
08055. A.t. & T.'S Entry Into the Personal Computer Market. A study of A.T. & T.'s product line and marketing strategy for entering the computer field. The internal conflict between marketing and manufacturing, competition with I.B.M., and other factors are covered. 10 pages, 23 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
08009. Computer Aided Manufacturing. A study of the rise of Computer Aided Manufacturing technology, its application to business and manufacturing, and its implications for the future. 10 pages, 26 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
07695. F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" and Richard Wright's "Native Son". A comparison of the main characters of Fitzgerald's and Wright's novels, seeing Jay Gatsby and Bigger Thomas as archtypes of the American dream of notoriety and self-destruction. 8 pages, 6 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $56
 
07613. Tracy Kidder's Soul of a New Machine. Summary and review of this best-selling book which gives a detailed look at the designing of a new computer. Favorable review is most impressed by Kidder's ability to explain computer jargon and the view he gives of teamwork in action. 6 pages, 1 footnote, 1 bibliographic source. Notes in text.   $42
 
07611. Can Computers Solve Human Problems? Excellent basic essay for computer haters -- it's about time the truth was told! Computers do not actually create resources, feed people, or fuel vehicles, they only increase the speed that old-fashioned computations can be made. Computers cause lack of personal responsibility and increase technical illiteracy; they are not relevant to most creative mathematical thought; are an oversold, underused and wasteful consumer fad with built-in obsolescence; big business greed is behind the search for new uses and the desire to enslave workers to home computers. How many megabytes does the average housewife need to balance her bank account? 8 pages, 7 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $56
 
07563. Telecommunications -- Its Impact and Problems. Survey of developments in the telecommunications field and their likely impact on future work patterns, etc. Includes description of modern telecommunications systems and uses, views on the social and economic impact of these in future, generally optimistic conclusion that people will learn to adapt and reeducate themselves to manage the new electronic environment. 9 pages, 23 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $63
 
07481. Merchandise Information System. An analysis of personal computers for the needs of a buyer in a large organization. Why he can't use the company's mainframe computer; general overview of personal computers; analysis of his computer needs; analysis of various machines: Apple's Lisa, IBM PC, Radio Shack, Epson, Kaypro, and Osborne; recommends buying the Kaypro and various accessories. 9 pages, 3 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $63
 
07415. Software Applications in Business. Nontechnical summary of database systems for business users: what they are, how they work, what they're good for. Focuses on filing systems, spreadsheet systems, differences between and ideal system and actual systems. 5 pages, 16 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
07393. Computers in Biology. Basic but not technical review of computer applications in the biological sciences; computer-controlled genetic engineering procedures, computer simulation of organ functions, diagnostic applications. 5 pages, 5 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
07321. Computer Crimes and Business. Thorough review of the many dangers of computer crime, and how it can be carried out. Types of computer crime, difficulty of detection (especially when programmers/supervisors are perpetrators), lax security procedures, and the low level of prosecutions. Concludes computer crime is a people problem. 9 pages, 8 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $63
 
07259. Microcomputer Uses in Business. Good basic overview of how microcomputers can be applied in executive offices, filing systems of all sorts, banks, law firms, real estate and insurance. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. 1 note in text.   $35
 
07129. Wells Fargo Home Computer Banking. Detailed, professional feasibility and profitability study of introducing banking through home computers at a major Northern California bank. Analyzes competing efforts in other regions, demographics of the market, how system would work and what would be offered, costs and returns. Gives positive recommendation to start trial marketing. 15 pages, 8 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources. 5 tables.   $105
 
07088. A History of the Computer. A concise general history of the computer, from the first mechanical calculators down to the ultraminiature high-power computers of today; the study focuses on the implications of the computer revolution for everyday lives of non-scientific users. 11 pages, 8 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $77
 
07025. The Impact of Computers on the American Economy. Generally optimistic look at how computers have already changed our lives and our society, within twenty years and almost without noticing it. Looks largely at future developments assumed to happen without ill effects. 10 pages, 8 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
06706. Micromainframe Microprocessors. The revolutionary new generation of microprocessors for the l980's is examined in this study; Intel Corp.'s Micrmainframe, with 225,000 transistors and 32-bit word width on three silicon chips, is discussed in terms of its development, technical innovations, programming capability and possible application. 8 pages, 10 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $56
 
06357. Computer Abuse: Old Crimes With Efw Weapons. 8p. ?215 Sb. See section 6B, Penology and Police Science.   $56
 
05421. Building Cycles and Inflation. The building cycle in relation to the wider economy and the variables to which it is especially suseptible is examined together with some of the pressures on the building industry: interest rates and response to monetary policy. 11 pages, 11 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $77
 
04993. A Day at the Races: The Parimutuel Betting System. A look at the rise of the parimutual betting system from its inception in nineteenth century France down to the present day, with a discussion of the art of handicapping and betting. 9 pages, 4 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $63
 
04805. The Bernoulli Brothers and the Science of Probability. The role and contribution of the four Bernoulli brothers in the development of the science of probability is described. Jacob's pioneering work on gambling odds, and the efforts of his brothers to popularize his work and apply it to banking are noted. 8 pages, 7 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $56
 
04804. The Early History of Probability Theory. A review of the history of probability theory, dating from Roman times and marking the beginning of the science in the thirteenth century. The work of Bodel, Cardano, Galileo and Kendall is reviewed, and the role of gambling in the development of probability theory is noted., 9 pages, 11 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $63
 
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