Antedating of "Computer Science"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 18 12:13:46 UTC 2005

computer science (OED 1961 in plural, 1964 in singular)

1959 E. D. Cashwell & C. J. Everett  (title) A Practical Manual on the
Monte Carlo Method for Random Walk Problems (International Tracts in
Computer Science and Technology and Their Application).

1959 _Communications of the ACM_ Sept. 11  Computers, data processing and
closely related fields (let us call them the "computer sciences").

Fred Shapiro

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