John H. Mcleod
(27 Feb 1911 - )
American computer scientist who first worked in industrial instrumentation, and from there entered the then-new
field of analog computation and developed computer simulation techniques. He founded the Society for Computer Simulation International. Mcleod also founded the journal Simulation and was its first editor.
Science Quotes by John H. Mcleod (1 quote)
... in real life mistakes are likely to be irrevocable. Computer simulation, however, makes it economically practical to make mistakes on purpose. If you are astute, therefore, you can learn much more than they cost. Furthermore, if you are at all discreet, no one but you need ever know you made a mistake.
— John H. Mcleod
With co-author John Osborn, in Natural Automata and Useful Simulations edited by H. H. Pattee et al. (1966).