The Contest of Faculties [chapter]

Wolfgang Coy
History of Computing in Education  
The discipline of cybernetics spans a field where information theory, general systems theory, or digital computers could be integrated. In a series of important conferences Norbert Wiener's approach toggled between the idea of a new universal science describing everything from radio receivers to psychology or ethnography and a formal mathematical model for well-defined information processes and control. In consequence cybernetics did not achieve the status of a faculty of its own.
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