A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Computing

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Prentice Hall, 1997 - Computers - 382 pages
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Designed for courses covering social, legal and/or ethical issues.

This text explores social, legal, philosophical, ethical, political, constitutional and economic implications of computing from a computer scientist's point of view. It covers the issues students will face both as members of a technological society and as professionals in computer-related fields. One of its goals is to develop computer professionals who understand the implications of what they create and how it fits into society at large. Another goal is to bring these issues to the attention of students outside of computer science.

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Contents

UNWRAPPING THE GIFT
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PRIVACY AND INFORMATION
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Copyright

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About the author (1997)

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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