KTRU Tuesdays: Dr. Ken Kennedy on Computers

On February 22, 1980, Dr. Ken Kennedy of the Mathematical Sciences Department sat down with Kathryn Makris to discuss computers. In the “To the Point” series, there had been other episodes on the same topic and other professors pushed into making all sorts of predictions. Unlike many others, Dr. Kennedy was right. He predicts the rise of personal computers, electronic mail replacing postal service, computer word processing, and theft of personal information via electronic mail.

To skip forward to the predictions, start at 5:30.

Image from “Dr. Ken Kennedy, Rice University.” (1985) Rice University: http://hdl.handle.net/1911/64782

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