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The Information Age: An Anthology on Its Impact and Consequences Edited by David S. Alberts and Daniel S. Papp CCRP Publication Series 1997
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Table of Contents Acknowledgments................................................................................................................i Preface: Technology and Change in Human Affairs..........................................................ii Part One – The Information and Communication Revolution............................................1 Introduction.........................................................................................................................2 Chapter 1: Welcome to the Revolution*.......................................................................5 Chapter 2: Historical Impacts of Information Technologies: An Overview..............13 Chapter 3: The Technologies of the Information Revolution.....................................36 Chapter 4: What Information Society?*.....................................................................51 Chapter 5: Alone Together: Will Being Wired Set Us Free? *..................................72 Chapter 6: Reality Check *.........................................................................................78 Part Two: Business, Commerce, and Services..................................................................84 Introduction.......................................................................................................................85 Chapter 7: The Coming Electronic Commerce (R)evolution *..................................88 Chapter 8: Electronic Commerce: Implications of the Internet for Business Practice and Strategy *................................................................................................97 Chapter 9: Banking and Cyberspace: The New Promised Land *............................107 Chapter 10: Silicon Summit: Will Technology Affect the News? Executive Summary *................................................................................................................113 Chapter 11: Medical Informatics *...........................................................................122 Chapter 12: School Reform in the Information Age *..............................................132 Chapter 13: Universities in the Digital Age *...........................................................145 Part Three: Government and the Military.......................................................................162 Introduction.....................................................................................................................163 Chapter 14: Telecommunications and Democracy *................................................167

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