Computers and Society

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Colin Beardon, Diane Whitehouse
Intellect Books, 1993 - Computers - 163 pages
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An integration of research into technological and social aspects of computer technology that is relevant and accessible to the individual citizen. Computers and Society discusses common societal objectives and gives a realistic assessment of the role, and the limits, of computer technology in their achievement.
 

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Computers and Society. Computers are the life of the system.

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Social citizenship in the information age 1
xv
Women as citizens and the role of information technology
15
Psychosocial environment and the information age
27
a UK perspective
46
Individuals culture and the design of information systems
76
Social aspects of computer viruses
91
What is happening now with technology assessment?
108
Development selfdetermination and information
120
its effect
138
Whose New World Order?
149
The summer school on Social citizenship in
155
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