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Lecture Notes - decided now. Allowing the free flow of info...

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Intro 3 Views 1. Skeptical o Computers are (or are about to be) destroying human skills and  relationships o We are becoming (or will be) dependent on technologies which we  neither like nor understand 2. Optimistic o More information and knowledge will be available to all o Greater access by more people enhances democracy 3. Social Issues Information overload o Technological solutions? The information rich and the information poor New social groupings? o Nation states o Multinational organizations o By interests o By attitude Is there a threat to existing power structures? This depends on a wide range of constraints – some of them are being 
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Unformatted text preview: decided now. Allowing the free flow of info is a threat to those who hold power by controlling that flow Many organizations would like to control the flow of info We probably approve of motives such as reducing crime, and preventing the circulation of pedophiliac material We might not approve of the suppression of criticism of governments, particularly if those governments merit criticism. History of Computers Modern Marvels Movie Education Instructor vs. Student Perspectives Does the internet expedite education?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course ENG 321 taught by Professor Unkown during the Spring '08 term at Towson.

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