Computing has transformed humanity in ways that we have only begun to metabolize. Computing amplifies what we celebrate most about being human, but it also has the capacity to magnify that which we mourn. Exploring the story of computing has value, for an educated populace is far more able to reconcile its past, reason about its present, and be intentional about its future.
Since 2008, Grady has written a column for the IEEE Computer Society. The podcasts of his column “On Computing” are available here.
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