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Sep 4, 1988
The Scientist has asked a group of experts to periodically comment upon recent articles that they have found noteworthy. Their selections, presented here in every issue, are neither endorsements of content nor the result of systematic searching. Rather, they are personal choices of articles they believe the scientific community as a whole may also find interesting. Reprint. of any artieles cited here may be ordered through The Genuine Article, 5501 Market St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19104, or by telephoning (215)886-4899.

SCIENCES

BY BRUCE G. BUCHANAN
Department of Computer Science
University of Pittsburg
Pittsburgh, Pa.

" Software design is a goal-oriented activity and need not be haphazard. The simple strategy of problem decomposition offers a new methodology for program development.

R.G. Dromey, “Systematic program development;” IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 14 (1), 12-29, January 1988.

" Electronic mail is ubiquitous in the scientific community. A look into the future, through a...

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