Mathematical Digest

Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

Review of Computers, Ltd:. What They Really Can't Do, by DavidHarel. Science, 9 March 2001,

"Although we have all grown accustomed to nearly continuous improvements in theperformance of hardware and software (and reductions in their costs), computersare subject to fundamental constraints that will limit what they can do," thereview states. Harel's book focuses on the known limitations of computers andoffers perspectives on developments and new approaches in the field.

--- Annette Emerson