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


The Computer Revolution
Home of HighTech Man
The Telecommunications Explosion
Personal Computing
The Electronic Office
Micros and Money
Key Problems for HighTech Society
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Tom Forester is a Lecturer in the, Division of Science and Technology at Griffith University in Australia. He is editor of The "The Microelectronics Revolution "and "The Information Technology Revolution "and author of "High Tech Society.

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