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The Information technology revolution

Author: Tom Forester
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st MIT Press edView all editions and formats
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The Information Technology Revolution emphasizes actual case studies and much of the material has been written by computer engineers in the front line of technological change.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Forester
ISBN: 0262060957 9780262060950 026256033X 9780262560337
OCLC Number: 11346025
Description: xvii, 674 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The anatomy of computing / John Halton --
Software : the new driving force / Business Week --
Chips : the US versus Japan / Charles H. Ferguson --
The race to build a supercomputer / William D. Marbach et al. --
Land of the rising fifth generation / Edward Feigenbaum and Pamela McCorduck --
The myths of artificial intelligence / Joe Weizenbaum --
The social impact of thinking machines / Margaret A. Boden --
Evolution of the intelligent network / John S. Mayo --
Telecommunications liberalization / Business Week --
The magic of cellular radio / Duane L. Huff --
The impact of cable / Robert D. Kahn and Martin L. Ernst --
The videotex revolution / Martin Mayer --
Personal computers / Hoo-min D. Toong and Amar Gupta --
The psychology of personal computers / Sherry Turkle --
Teleworking from home / Jack Nilles --
Second thoughts on moving the office home / William L. Renfro --
Here come the microkids / Frederic Golden --
Computers for children / Seymour Papert --
Educational and social implications / Christopher Dede --
Computers in manufacturing / C.A. Hudson --
Industrial robots on the line / Robert Ayres and Steve Miller --
Flexible manufacturing systems / Gene Bylinsky with Alicia Hills Moore --
The mechanization of office work / Vincent E. Giuliano --
The automated office : myth versus reality / A. Richard Immel --
Personal computers invade offices / Business Week --
Electronics in commerce / Martin L. Ernst --
New technology in banking and shopping / John Marti and Anthony Zeilinger --
Micros in medicine / James D. Meindl --
Employment : the quantity of work. Automation is good for us / Patrick Jenkin --
Job losses now, maybe some later / Tim Brady and Sonia Liff --
High tech is low on jobs / Business Week --
Women : the vulnerable group / Diane Werneke --
The quality of employment in services / John Child et al. --
The politics of technical change / Barry Wilkinson --
Using the new technology / David A. Buchanan --
Robots at work / Fred K. Foulkes and Jeffrey L. Hirsch --
Chips and crisps : labor faces a crunch / Bernard Leach and John Shutt --
The making of the Metro / Paul Willman and Graham Winch --
New technology and the unions / Roy Moore and Hugo Levie --
Computer crime / Leslie D. Ball --
Data protection / David Burnham --
Electronic politics / Richard M. Neustadt --
Information technology and the third world / Juan Rada --
"Smart" weapons / William J. Perry and Cynthia A. Roberts --
Long waves of economic development / Chris Freeman --
Computopia / Yoneji Masuda --
A new industrial revolution? / Howard Rosenbrock et al. --
Some questions for the information society / Michael Marien.
Responsibility: edited and introduced by Tom Forester.

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