High-Tech Society: The Story of the Information Technology Revolution

High-Tech Society: The Story of the Information Technology Revolution

by Tom Forester
     
 
Today's high-tech revolution is creating dramatic changes in the way we live, work, and even think, and it is transforming all aspects of society in its wake. High-Tech Society provides a lively and timely wake. Also provides a lively and timely overview of the opportunities and potential dangers we face from the new advances in information technology.

Overview

Today's high-tech revolution is creating dramatic changes in the way we live, work, and even think, and it is transforming all aspects of society in its wake. High-Tech Society provides a lively and timely wake. Also provides a lively and timely overview of the opportunities and potential dangers we face from the new advances in information technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631136514
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Pages:
311

What People are saying about this

William Aspray
As in his earlier, edited volumes on the microelectronic and information technology revolutions, once again Tom Forester has demonstrated his ability to understand and write about those issues that most concern us about high-tech society. Here his subjects are personal computing, semiconductor technology,telecommunications, and the way they affect our home and our workplace. His easy,popular style brings clarity, without intellectual compromise, to these complex technical and economic issues.

Ian Miles
After the breathless enthusiasm for the first years of the IT revolution,it is time for cooler analysis of the emerging high-tech society. What is shaping the new technologies, what directions are technological change taking, where is this taking us? Tom Forrester's book is a lucid approach to these issues. He manages to demystify the technology and survey its applications and implications while conveying the sense of excitement that characterizes the forefront of high-tech activity. At last the new technology has found a popular writer who avoids hyperbole and prophecy.

Meet the Author

Tom Forester is a Lecturer in the, Division of Science and Technology at Griffith University in Australia. He is editor of The The Microelectronics Revolution and The Information Technology Revolution and author of High Tech Society.

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