[SIGCIS-Members] Invention of the concept of process

McMillan, William W william.mcmillan at cuaa.edu
Sat Dec 29 15:49:06 PST 2018


"..., my question was about computer processes, i.e. programs in execution ..."

Laurent, do you mean process in the sense of a computer program loaded (at least partially) into primary memory, described by a process control block, and managed by an operating system?

Or is the topic more broad than that?

Bill

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Subject: Re: [SIGCIS-Members] Invention of the concept of process

Le samedi 29 décembre 2018 James Cortada a écrit ceci :

> It might help to give us some context for your question.  For example, if
> interested in process in business, then it emerges in the late 19th century
> and in the second half of the 20th becomes process management, TQM etc.  If
> in science, then it is language substituted for what otherwise we all think
> of as the scientific method.  Even earlier the notions of methods and
> techniques are embodiments of the idea of process.  Hence, my request for
> context.

Well, my question was about computer processes, i.e. programs in execution in a computer, sometimes also called tasks.

> On Sat, Dec 29, 2018 at 4:56 PM Laurent Bloch <lb at laurentbloch.org> wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > Surely many of you know the answer: who invented the concept of process,
> > and when?
> >
> > Thank you for your answers. Have a nice Sunday!
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