Stafford Beer and the Future of IT

"It is probably clear from the sketch just given that the author is an optimist, and believes that with the rise of IT we will inevitably come face to face with the nature of the power that was unfolded before us by the Mohicans of cybernetics, and especially Stafford Beer's works, including the social, are as compelling as ever"

Leonid Ototsky, "Stafford Beer and the Future of IT", trans. from the Russian 'Computerra Weekly', 23 Sep 2003.
(The BabelFish translation into English is here.)