Fairy Tales for Computers
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Fairy Tales for Computers

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Fairy Tales for Computers is a selection of stories, statements, and prophecies, each eerily prescient in its own way and relevant to these technologically obsessed times. "There is a sort of pact between the machine and ourselves, like the terrible contract between the nervous system and the subtle demon of drugs. The more useful the machine seems to us, the more it becom...more
Published December 1st 2001 by Eakins Pr Foundation (first published January 1st 1969)
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Jan 10, 2008 Michael marked it as to-read
Don't be fooled by the 2001 publication date; this book of essays was actually compiled in 1969.
Got this one from, I think, the Quality Paperback Book Club as a bonus way back there in the late 70-s, been lying fallow for that long too. This is a collection of short stories purportedly aimed at computers, well, and humans too, if they so desire. Yet another "cleanse my palate between novels": book.

3/5/12 DONE! The introduction of this book states: "While this book is published primarily for compters and their machine-in-laws in a world they already dominate, persons whose duty it is to se...more
Airiz C
It's informative and enjoyable for the most part, but as in most anthologies, this is a mixed bag. My favorite is Hans Christian Andersen's "The Nightingale," which details the basic distinction between the race of electronic beings and the human race. :)
This book is amazing.
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Leslie George Katz (1918-1997) was an author and publisher who founded Eakins Press, a specialty publisher of books of art and literature.
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