People and Chips: The Human Implications of Information Technology
People and Chips takes a comprehensive look at the human implications of information technology - a subject of continued debate and controversy. No other text brings together such a wide range of 'human issues' in a single volume. Rather than considering what IT can 'do', it discusses the effects it has on employment, new work patterns, automation, surveillance, data protection, gender, organizational change, health and safety, privacy, broadcasting, democracy, industrial relations, networks, computer crime, and the work ethic.
This highly successful book draws on a wide range of perspectives and utilises sociology, psychology, economics, law and politics in its in-depth analysis of the human aspects of IT.
Now in its third edition, People and Chips moves on to consider how the Internet and other networks are influencing the human agenda of technology. It also includes new research on changing works patterns, gender issues, organizational change and human resource issues.
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