2.3 The computer in the world
I want to stress what, for me, is the main point. Computers exist because of our human need to reach out into the world. The computer is a tool which, like all tools, strengthens our ability to reach into, and grapple with, the world. This course explores:
the ways in which computers help us make contact with the world;
the many purposes we can achieve once a computer has been used to capture some part of the world.