A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing and the Internet

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Prentice Hall, 2008 - Computers - 512 pages
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Gift of Fire is ideal for courses in Computer Ethics and Computers and Society.

In this revision of a best-seller, Baase explores the social, legal, philosophical, ethical, political, constitutional, and economic implications of computing and the controversies they raise. With a computer scientist's perspective, and with historical context for many issues, she covers the issues readers will face both as members of a technological society and as professionals in computer-related fields. A primary goal is to develop computer professionals who understand the implications of what they create and how it fits into society at large.

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This book is pedantic and the author reveals a complete lack of understanding how the world works. Many of the 'complex problems' outlined in the book are obvious. The author's views on important ... Read full review

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Sara Baase is Professor Emeritus with the Department of Computer Science, San Diego State University, where she won awards for outstanding teaching. Her textbooks in computer science have been translated into several languages. Dr. Baase received her doctoral degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

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