Social Issues in Computing

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Academic Press, May 10, 2014 - Political Science - 300 pages
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Social Issues in Computing provides information pertinent to the social implications of technology. This book presents the highly dynamic interaction between computers and society.

Organized into 13 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the problems associated with computers and attempts to indicate some of the viewpoints, assumptions, and biases from which the discussion is undertaken. This text then examines in detail the effects of computers on society ad describes the extent of computer use. Other chapters consider the disparities in computer use between various countries, as well as the degree to which various countries are able to share in the market for computer products and services. This book discusses as well the factors that led to the rapid and widespread adoption of computers. The final chapter deals with the effects of automation, computers, and technology.

This book is a valuable resource for computer science students and research workers.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 PROBLEMS AND ISSUES
1
EXTENT AND GROWTH
8
WHERE AND WHY
25
Chapter 4 FILES DATA BANKS AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS
41
Chapter 5 INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND PRIVACY
67
Chapter 6 SURVEYING AND PREDICTING
90
Chapter 7 SYSTEMS MODELS AND SIMULATIONS
110
Chapter 8 COMPUTER CAPABILITIES AND LIMITATIONS
140
Chapter 9 COMPUTERS AND EMPLOYMENT
164
Chapter 10 THE DISTRIBUTION OF COMPUTER PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
193
Chapter 11 SHIFTS IN POWER
210
Chapter 12 PROFESSIONALIZATION AND RESPONSIBILITY
231
Chapter 13 VALUES TECHNOLOGY AND COMPUTERS
249
STATISTICAL TESTS
270
INDEX
275
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