This collection of papers by scholars of technology and society, based on a National Academy of Engineering symposium, explores the process of mutual adjustment between information technologies and social institutions. The topics addressed include recent developments and likely futures in information technology, comparison of information technology to historical developments in other technologies, and the interaction of information technology with businesses, homes, property rights in information, and various hierarchies of social organization.
National Academy of Engineering. 1985. Information Technologies and Social Transformation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/166.
|The Evolution of Information Technologies||7-33|
|Comments by Ernest S. Kuh||33-34|
|The Information Age: Evolution or Revolution?||35-53|
|Comments by Gunnar Hambraeus||53-54|
|The Twilight of Hierarchy: Speculations on the Global Information Society||55-79|
|Comments by Alexander H. Flax||79-80|
|Property Rights in Information||81-120|
|Comments by Jordan J. Baruch||121-122|
|Information Technologies in the Home||123-151|
|Comments by Roland W. Schmitt||151-153|
|Computers and Business||154-167|
|Comments by Ruth M. Davis||168-170|
|About the Authors||171-174|
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