Bill Tomlinson, Donald Patterson, Bonnie Nardi
Computer science has always dealt with limits. Developing effective algorithms that compensate for limited memory, limited computational power, and limited bandwidth are central to the discipline. Over time technology has gradually raised these limits (e.g., Moore’s Law) to such a degree that computing now competes for large-scale access to the electrical grid, oil, and other energy resources, as well as rare-earth minerals. These resources were not traditionally thought of as limits for computing. On the other hand, sectors of society that have always worked with limited physical resources such as agriculture, logistics, and utilities have now embraced computing as…
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