Computation is any type of calculation that includes both arithmetical and non-arithmetical steps and follows a well-defined model understood and described as, for example, an algorithm.

The study of computation is paramount to the discipline of computer science.

Introduction to the Theory of Computation
Introduction to Algorithms
Feynman Lectures On Computation
Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages, and Computation
The Nature of Computation
Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software
Compilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools
The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood
Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions
The Art of Computer Programming: Volume 3: Sorting and Searching
The Art of Computer Programming, Volume 1: Fundamental Algorithms
The Art of Computer Programming, Volume 2: Seminumerical Algorithms
Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science
The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

In the future, an executive will be supported by an abundance of computation power and powerful AI.
Jorn Lyseggen, Outside Insight: Navigating a World Drowning in Data

Jaron Lanier
The reason [James Clerk] Maxwell's Demon cannot exist is that it does take resources to perform an act of discrimination. We imagine computation is free, but it never is. The very act of choosing which particle is cold or hot itself becomes an energy drain and a source of waste heat. The principle is also known as "no free lunch." We do our best to implement Maxwell's Demon whenever we manipulate reality with our technologies, but we can never do so perfectly; we certainly can't get ahead of the ...more
Jaron Lanier, Who Owns the Future?

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