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ERIC Number: EJ932997
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1046-8781
A Scholar and a Simulation Ahead of Their Time: Memories of Harold Guetzkow
Janda, Kenneth
Simulation & Gaming, v42 n3 p301-307 Jun 2011
Research on international relations at Northwestern University in the 1960s and 1970s revolved around Harold Guetzkow's pioneering work on the simulation of international processes. As a beginning faculty member, I benefited from the insights and excitement of that special time and place. As a participant in one of his events, I experienced the challenges he faced in carrying off the complex operation of man-machine simulation, when the machines consisted of typewriters, thermofax machines, and a mainframe computers with punch-card input. As a beneficiary of the revolution introduced by networked microcomputers, I realized that Guetzkow's successes would have been multiplied many times over if the proper technology had been available to him.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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