Every March, my PIM alerts me to call up a decades-old research paper by a computer scientist named J.C.R. Licklider. In a piece I wrote last year, I called Licklider perhaps the most important computer theorist you've never heard about.
So while this effort on my part remains woefully inadequate, it's more important than ever to spotlight the man and his work. This month marks the March 1960 anniversary of the publication of "Man-Computer Symbiosis" and I recommend it to anyone not familiar with the paper. This was one of those "present at … Read more