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A particularly life-like description of stability of living systems.


The attempt to form analogies between computers and life systems continues. Even the word "computer" was originally applied to humans that performed mathematical calculations long hand, or with monstrous, clanking desktop machines.

Norbert Weiner was established as a professor of Mathematics at MIT when he began a collaboration with Aururo RosenBlueth originally with the Harvard Medical School. In 1948 Weiner published "Cybernetics or Control and Communications in the Animal and the Machine",[1] which is as good a description as possible about their collaboration and about the plethora of terms from the life science that invaded computer science.




  1. Norbert Weiner Cybernetics Second Edition 1961 (still in print in 2018 from) The MIT Press ISBN 978-1614275022