Between Human and Machine: Feedback, Control, and Computing before Cybernetics by David A. Mindell
English | 29 Aug. 2002 | ISBN: 0801868955 | 456 Pages | PDF | MB
Today, we associate the relationship between feedback, control, and computing with Norbert Wiener's 1948 formulation of cybernetics. But the theoretical and practical foundations for cybernetics, control engineering, and digital computing were laid earlier, between the two world wars. In Between Human and Machine: Feedback, Control, and Computing before Cybernetics, David A. Mindell shows how the modern sciences of systems emerged from disparate engineering cultures and their convergence during World War II.