Guide to Computer Reliability + Nuclear War [videorecording]

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
February 2012
Copyright © 2015 The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. All rights reserved.


Overview

Call Number: V0377
Creator: Borning, Alan, (Alan H.), 1951-
Creator: Stanford Arms Control and Disarmament Forum.
Creator: Stanford University
Title: Computer reliability + nuclear war [videorecording]
Dates: 1983
Physical Description: 0.06 Linear feet 1 videotape (U-matic)
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Green Library
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Stanford, CA 94305-6064
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Cite As

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

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.

Access Terms

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

General Note

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

Related/Analytical Title

Computer reliability and nuclear war.

Collection Contents

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Computer Reliability + Nuclear War [videorecording] 1983