Guide to Computer Reliability + Nuclear War [videorecording] V0377

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Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Stanford University Libraries.
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February 2012


Title: Computer reliability + nuclear war [videorecording]
Identifier/Call Number: V0377
Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 videotape(s) (U-matic)
Date: 1983
creator: Borning, Alan, ((Alan H.),), 1951-
creator: Stanford Arms Control and Disarmament Forum.
creator: Stanford University.

General Note

Lecture presented by the Stanford Arms Control and Disarmament Forum and presented at Stanford University, August 25, 1983.

Scope and Contents note

Alan Borning, professor of Computer Science at the University of Washington, addresses two main questions: could false alerts due to computer failure trigger nuclear war, and, if nucelar war should begin, could it be fought in a "limited" manner. A question and answer period follows.

Related/Analytical Title

Computer reliability and nuclear war.

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Preferred Citation

[identification of item], Computer Reliability + Nuclear War (V0377). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Computers--Reliability.
Military art and science--Automation.
Nuclear warfare.

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Computer Reliability + Nuclear War [videorecording] 1983