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Some Far-out Thoughts on Computers

Bringing the Computer into Intelligence Work

Some Far-out Thoughts on Computers

by Orrin Clotworthy

This year marks a year-long recognition of the establishment of CIA’s Directorate of Science and Technology.  During this year, we will look for opportunities to highlight articles that reflect the state of science and technology at the time of the directorate’s creation.

In this article, originally published in Studies Volume 6, Number 4 (1962) an author muses about the potential of the computers—still in the magnetic tape and punch-card phases of storage—to help in the analytical process.

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Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:37 AM
Last Updated: Mar 04, 2013 01:28 PM