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If then : how the Simulmatics Corporation invented the future / Jill Lepore.

Lepore, Jill, 1966- (author. ).

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola LP 006.312 LEP (Text) 33118000196671 Adult: Large Print New Available -
Clayton-Liberty Township Public Library - Main LP 006.312 LEPORE (Text) 38324000421776 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Greentown PL - Greentown 006.3 LEPORE (Text) 75342000091111 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library LP 006.312 LEP (Text) 78731000521089 New NF Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432886141
  • ISBN: 1432886142
  • Physical Description: 717 pages (large print) : illustrations, photographs ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: What if? -- The social network. Madly for Adlai ; Impossible man ; The quiet American ; Artificial intelligence ; Project Macroscope -- The people machine. The IBM president ; Billion-dollar brain ; Fail-safe -- The four-eighty -- Hearts and minds. Armies of the night ; The things they carried ; The fire next time ; An octoputer ; The Mood Corporation -- Epilogue: Meta data.
Summary, etc.:
The Simulmatics Corporation, founded in 1959, mined data, targeted voters, accelerated news, manipulated consumers, destabilized politics, and disordered knowledge--decades before Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Cambridge Analytica.
Subject: Simulmatics Corporation.
Data mining.
Algorithms.
Social prediction > History.
Technology > Social aspects > History.
Computer industry > United States > History.
Computers > History > 20th century.
Computer software > Development > United States.
Computer software developers > United States.
Genre: Large type books.

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