This year’s honors will go to Isaac Asimov, James Buchanan, Jay Forrester, Edwin Land, Herman Mark, and James Watson at Lord Corporation’s Third National Symposium on Technology and Society, to be held this week at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.

Upon announcing the award recipients, Lord Corp. chairman Donald M. Alstadt noted that each of them “has amply demonstrated through their innovative processes” that “the growth of knowledge and the growth of social wealth and human living standards are inseparable.”

Author Isaac Asimov is the award winner in the “Increased Understanding” category for developing and promoting “creative techniques of writing and communication that foster human and social understanding of science, technology, literature, the arts, and a diversified spectrum of human activity:

James M. Buchanan, head of the Center for Study of Public Choice at George Mason University, is the winner in the “Resource Allocation” category for his...

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