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Guide to Computer Reliability + Nuclear War [videorecording]
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  • Administrative Information
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  • General Note
  • Related/Analytical Title

  • 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
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information

    Information about Access

    The materials are open for research use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    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

    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.