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Department
Communication Studies
Course
CS325
Professor
Ghislain Thibault
Semester
Winter

Description
Foundations 2: Cybernetics, Control and Communication Who is the computer? Hollerith’s statistical punch card machines Tabulating machine corporation (1886) International business machine corporation (1924) ­ From numerical calculations to information processing ­ IBM: beginnings of the so called ‘information society’ ­ IBM: The Militaro­industrial complex ­ “Thousands of IBM electronic business machines ... vital to our nation’s  defense ... are at work for science, industry, and the armed forces” c. 1950 Computing goes to war  ­ Encryption  ▯turning a message into a code  ­ Prediction  ▯ A new communication model (1920­30
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