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

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Prentice Hall, 1997 - Computers - 382 pages
3 Reviews
This text provides an in-depth discussion of how computers change established institutions and social conventions, and how organizations and governments adapt to and attempt to control computer technology. The aim of the book 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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Review: A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computers and the Internet

User Review  - Jonathan Howard - Goodreads

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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User Review  - Ruth Kyle-devendorf - Goodreads

Read for class. Had some interesting parts but I'm just not a computer nut! =) Read full review

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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