The feature article in this issue is a 19-page summary of the official guidelines for designing intermittent-process control systems. Also included is a translation of the illustrated brochure for the Minsk-22 computer system, which has multiprogramming facility. Other articles report on Hungarian work on automation; space tracking; a symposium on reliability of complex man-machine systems; elections to the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences; and the USSR's first industrial character-reading device, which inputs 150 characters per second with 1 error in 250,000 typed characters. A reprint of a newspaper article discusses music composed by the "Ural-2" from programs compiled by Soviet mathematician Rudolph Zaripov. News excerpts include reports on the first automated coal extraction unit and on plans for a single, nationwide weather forecasting service. 92 pp.
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