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Computers and civilization

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  • Knowledge Machinesby Denise E. Murray

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    Provides a wide-ranging survey of the sociolinguistic issues raised by the impact of information technology. The author demonstrates how and in which ways the new technologies both affect human communication and are in turn affected by the way people communicate using the technologies. more...

  • The Internet and Societyby Bernadette H. Schell

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 55.00

    An examination of the social impact of the Internet, this volume explores political, social, technical, legal, and economic controversies in a manner accessible to the general reader. The Internet has proven a mixed blessing. Yes, it is the most effective communications tool ever invented. more...

  • Computer Ethicsby Robert N. Barger

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 38.00

    Teaches computer ethics for computer science or philosophy undergraduates. Includes a worksheet of key questions used in solving computing dilemmas. more...

  • The Computerby Darrel Ince

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    There is a companion web site asssociated with the book (http://vsicomputer.wordpress.com/). It contains chapter summaries, links to relevant material and posts about items of news relevant to the book's contents. Computers have changed so much since the room-filling, bulky magnetic tape running monsters of the mid 20th century. They now form a... more...

  • Virtual work, teams and organisationsby Robert Davison; France Belanger; Manju Ahuja Watson-Manheim; Mary Beth

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 199.00

    Managing, working, and living in this information-rich and rapidly changing environment present major challenges. This e-book focuses on issues related to challenges presented by and the effectiveness of virtual work, teams and organizations. A range of issues are explored including: comparisons between collocated and virtual teams; the influence of... more...

  • The Best of Verity Stobby Verity Stob

    Springer 2005; US$ 17.49

    This volume aims to appeal to anyone who works in the IT industry, from Windows to Linux, and from C++ to Java to Delphi to Visual Basic. While the humour has a technical ring, it should be appreciated by anyone who understands the industry. more...

  • I, Avatarby Mark Stephen Meadows

    Pearson Education 2007; US$ 27.99

    This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. What is an avatar? Why are there nearly a billion of them, and who is using them? Do avatars impact our real lives, or are they just video game conceits? Is an avatar an inspired rendering of its creator?s ... more...

  • Blown to Bitsby Hal Abelson; Ken Ledeen; Harry Lewis

    Pearson Education 2012; US$ 24.99

    Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can?t escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to?the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration,... more...

  • Bricklin on Technologyby Dan Bricklin

    Wiley 2009; US$ 29.99

    In a world that divides us, technology creates connection. Cell phones, e-mail, digital cameras, personal Web sites—they all join us, however tenuously, to what we value. Is connectivity what we’re willing to pay for? Should technology be our servant or a tool that helps us do other things? What can we really learn from Napster? What would... more...

  • Comparative Information Technologyby Joseph Zajda; Donna Gibbs

    Springer 2009; US$ 159.00

    One of the most significant dimensions of globalisation has been the rapid development of information and communications technologies (ICTs). This work offers a critique of the nexus between ICT and its impact on society, individuals and educational institutions. more...