Technical Reports (CIS)

Document Type

Technical Report

Date of this Version

April 1979


University of Pennsylvania Department of Computer and Information Science Technical Report No. MS-CIS-79-07.


The user, programmer-analyst, programmable device chain of communication is analyzed as a type of authoritarian hierarchy. The elimination of the function of the programmer-analyst is presented as a desirable goal. The modus operandi of the programmer-analyst is discussed and analogs suitable for implementation on a programmable device are presented. These analogs are embedded in a computer simulation and tested. Problem areas are discussed and further areas of investigation are suggested.



Date Posted: 16 November 2007