The Social Impact of Computers
This text reflects recent trends and ways of thinking about computerization and social issues with special emphasis on the Internet. It includes basic background and historical information on computers and technology, and covers computer applications in business, medicine, education, and government and their implications. The book also discusses the social issues being affected by the use of computers, including computer crime, privacy, free speech and work.
- Paperback | 522 pages
- 186.7 x 231.9 x 24.6mm | 1,050.03g
- 01 Jul 1997
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
- 2nd Revised edition
- b&w illustrations, index
Table of contents
Preface. Acknowledgments. Computers Are Everywhere. Computers and the Human Imagination. Criticism and History. The Business World. Medicine and Computers. Computers and Education. Government and Computers. Computers and the Law. Privacy and Freedom of Information. Employment and Unemployment. Business and Government. The Information Society. Ethics and Professionalism. Appendix. Index.