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Information Technology By F. J. Murray Laver

Information Technology by F. J. Murray Laver

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This book addresses issues raised by the rapid advance in information technology (IT). It gives a non-technical description to enable non-specialist readers to appraise its potential and evaluate proposals for new uses.

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Information Technology: Agent of Change by F. J. Murray Laver

This book addresses the issues raised by the rapid advance of information technology (IT). IT is singularly pervasive: its applications affect people in all walks of life in a way that few other technologies do. The author's thesis is that it would be wise to become well informed about the capabilities and limitations of IT in order to make rational decisions on its use. The book gives a sufficient, non-technical, description of IT for non-specialist readers to appraise its potential and to evaluate critically proposals for new uses. The impact of IT in particular areas is examined and the influence on people and communities is soberly assessed. The book ends with an agenda for all concerned. Murray Laver is a well-known and respected commentator on topics concerning computers. He provides a realistic overview of IT, steering a middle course between rosy utopias and bleak apocalyptic nightmares.

Table of Contents

1. With our eyes open; 2. The ingredients of IT; 3. This business of information; 4. Economics and IT; 5. Productivity, IT and employment; 7. Safety and security; 8. Matters of politics; 9. Safe, and pleasant to use; Appendix; References; Index.

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Information Technology: Agent of Change by F. J. Murray Laver
Used - Very Good
Cambridge University Press
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