Information technology : social issues : a reader (Book, 1995) [WorldCat.org]
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Information technology : social issues : a reader

Author: Ruth Finnegan; Graeme Salaman; Kenneth Thompson
Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton : The Open University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Is there really an "information revolution"? What are the implications of information technology for our lives and social institutions? This text confronts these and other controversial questions,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Finnegan; Graeme Salaman; Kenneth Thompson
ISBN: 0340416696 9780340416693
OCLC Number: 441279993
Description: XII, 314 str. : graf. prikazi ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1 The shaping of information technology - determinism or choice?: the case for technological determinism; electronics takes command; models of computer literacy; value conflicts and social choice in electronic payment systems. Part 2 The shaping of information technology - some actors in the drama: defence and the electronics industry - civil exploitation of defence electronics; managerial strategies - new technology and the labour process; new technology and bank work - banking on IT as an organizational technology; telecommunication - policy directions for the technology and information services. Part 3 Some critical issues for the information age - control and power: surveillance, computers and privacy; dangers of information technology and responsibilities of education; information technology and the north-south divide; decision-making in the information age - computer models and public policy. Part 4 Some critical issues for the information age - access and participation: communication satellites - a third world perspective; the social economics of information technology; IT futures in households and communities. Part 5 The future of the human spirit - depersonalization or new development?: social psychological aspects of computer-mediated communication; computers and the human spirit; engineers and the work that people do; artificial intelligence.
Responsibility: Ruth Finnegan, Graeme Salaman, Kenneth Thompson.

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