每周至少五天更新：2000/07/17(updated July 17, 2000Thanks（鳴謝）
感謝司馬賀（H. A. Simon）教授贈其重要論文" Economics As A Historical
Preface to the Chinese Translation;It is a great pleasure to me to see The Sciences of the Artificial made available in the Chinese language.In the kind of world in which we live today, we can no longer afford the luxury of limiting new knowledge to the particular language community in which it happens to originate. We understand today that knowledge, not material things, is the principal basis for human productivity and for the problem solving skills that we need to continue to live, with each other and with Nature, on our Earth.
Full exchange of knowledge between the Chinese and English language communities is especially important, because these are the most widely used languages world, and books that are published in both tongues will thereby become available to most of the world's people.
I wish to thank Mr. Hanching Chung warmly for his vigorous efforts both to translate The
Sciences of the Artificial and to arrange for its publication I hope that readers of the Chinese language edition will be encouraged to join in the exciting adventure of exploring the nature of the systems that play such a large role in our modern world
Herbert A. Simon
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A
June 24, 2000
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