An age of magic computing

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Part two of our interview with Dwight Silverman, in which we discss the question, What is a computer?

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  1. Don says:

    Part 2 was more satisfying. As a computer professional, I (and my colleagues) have been using the term devices for items like iPhone, BlackBerry, etc. for a long time. While all computers, the term lends more to intended use rather than physical characteristics of the machine.

    This is much like a real-world example of college students. In general, one college student is like another college student. However, if I tell you one is a liberal arts major and another is a business major, you will make assumptions regarding future career options.