High-tech Society: The Story of the Information Technology Revolution

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MIT Press, 1987 - Business & Economics - 311 pages
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High Tech Society is the most definitive account available of the technology revolution that is transforming society and dramatically changing the way we live and work and maybe even think. It provides a balanced and sane overview of the opportunities as well as the dangers we face from new advances in information technology. In plain English, Forester demystifies "computerese," defining and explaining a host of acronyms or computer terms now in use.Tom Forester is Lecturer and Director of the Foundation Programme in the School of Computing and Information Technology, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. He is the editor/author of five books on technology and society.

 

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Forester gives the reader a very scholarly and well-researched discussion of the impact of automation, computers, and robotics on the nature and quality of working life. Surprisingly, he makes no ... Read full review

Contents

The Computer Revolution
17
Home of HighTech Man
50
The Telecommunications Explosion
81
Personal Computing
131
The Electronic Office
195
Micros and Money
218
Key Problems for HighTech Society
241
Conclusion
273
Selected Further Reading
290
IndexGlossary
297
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