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In this revision of a best-seller, Baase explores the social, felony, philosophical, moral, political, constitutional, and financial implications of computing and the controversies they increase. With a working laptop or computer scientist's point of view, and with ancient context for lots of concerns, she covers the problems readers will face either as participants of a technological society and as execs in computer-related fields. a chief objective is to boost computing device pros who comprehend the results of what they carry and the way it suits into society at large. 

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The impact of computers on qualiry of life. We consider various viewpoints and arguments. Even if you havc a strong position on one side of a comrovcrsy. it is important to know the arguments on the other side. for several reasons. Knowing that there are reasonable arguments for a differcnc poim of view. oven if you do not think thL"y are suong enough 10 win overall. helps make a debale more civilized. arlly evil. stupid. mc; they may juS( put morc weight on diffcrtm factors. To convince others of your own viewpoint.

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Provide some guidelines. 2 THEMES Several themes and few here. appr~ches to analysis of issues run through this book. I inrrooucc a Old problems in a new cooten C yberspace has many of [he problems. annoyances. and controv~rsies of noncyber life. among them crime. pornography, violent fl,nion and games. adverrising, copyright infringement. gambling. and produ('u that do not work righc. Throughout this book. I often draw analogies from other tedmologies and other aspects of life. Som~timcs we can find a helpful perspective for analysis and rven ideas for solutions to new problems by looking at older technologies and established legal and social principle-s.

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