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Digital Decision Making

Back to the Future

Authors: Corrigan, Ray

  • Readable introductory guide to decision making processes in technology and law, which have important implications for the knowledge society

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About this Textbook

Since the general public began to use the Internet in the mid 1990s, there has been a vast amount of investment by governments and commerce in digital communications technologies. There has also been a fair degree of confusion and sometimes controversy about the purpose and effectiveness of such technologies, for example the proposed UK identity card system. Decisions about digital communications technologies are not always so clearly a subject of political concern as is the case with identity cards.

The far-reaching implications for commerce and society of some of these decisions in invisible or opaque specialist fields, however, mean they should be matters of concern for every citizen. This book argues:

•Decisions should be based on an understanding of the systems, technology and environment within which they operate.

•Experts and ordinary people should work together

•Technology and law are evolving in restrictive rather than enabling ways

It aims, through a gentle narrative approach, to stimulate an awareness of the issues and be a readable, challenging and informative introduction, both for university students and the general reader, to processes surrounding developments in technology and law which have important implications for the knowledge society.

Ray Corrigan is a Senior Lecturer in Technology with the Open University.

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From the reviews:

"The objective of the book is to induce a consciousness of these issues by adopting a mildly narrative approach. It is intended for university students, as well as for the lay public. … Corrigan provides notes for every chapter, a list of current references, and a handy index. … I recommend this book to students of information and communication technologies, technologists, administrators, and the general public; they will gain useful insight from it." (S. V. Nagaraj, ACM Computing Reviews, Vol. 49 (8), August, 2008)


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eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-84628-673-5
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84628-672-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digital Decision Making
Book Subtitle
Back to the Future
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-673-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84628-673-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84628-672-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 312
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