Mathematical Digest

Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

Review of The Dream Machine: J. C. R. Licklider and the Revolution that MadeComputing Personal, by M. Mitchell Waldrop. Reviewed by Wendy Grossman.NewScientist, 25 August 2001, page 51.

The brief review praises this biography of computer pioneer J. C. R. Licklider,who contributed to the beginnings of the ARPAnet, the think tank at XeroxParc, and the building of computer science research at MIT.

--- Allyn Jackson

American Mathematical Society