Computers and Calculators

January 1962
New Republic;1/15/62, Vol. 146 Issue 3, p37
Questions the system of calculation employed by the U.S. government in addressing possible nuclear warfare. Use of computer analysis to sequence the fallout shelter program in such a manner as to buy the most lives with each incremental expenditure of money; Ambiguities regarding the processing done by the computers; Application of computer techniques to estimate the number of people who would be blast casualties and who would die within various levels of radiation; Symptoms that characterize the disaster syndrome.


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