The Tale of the Big Computer
Submitter: I came across this book while weeding the high school library I work at. The school opened in 1959 and I don’t think anyone weeded a thing until I came to work here 13 years ago. I am constantly finding “awful” books on our shelves. This is one of our favorites. The blurb calls it “a chilling vision of a future time when the world has witnessed the fullest fruition of the technological revolution.” Today, it is more amusing than chilling. I’ve scanned the passage about “health factories,” which cracked us up. It was probably a good book in 1966 but now it’s laughable, and definitely not something we need in a 21st century high school library.
Holly: And it has such an intriguing, inviting, exciting cover, too!