Technology: The Brainy Breed

Computers may some day hold conventions of their own, delivering learned papers on people and running up expense accounts. Last week, however, man still had the upper hand as the Association for Computing Machinery held its 18th annual conference in Denver. William C. Norris, president of the highly successful Control Data Corp., told the convention that "only the world's needs for energy rival the world's needs for computation and data processing." Though U.S. industry has already turned out 15,500 computers worth $5 billion, Norris' enthusiasm was not farfetched. The computer is becoming so versatile that businessmen and scientists...

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