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  • Author:
    Tom Forester
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It contains entirely new material published between 1980 and 1984.

It contains entirely new material published between 1980 and 1984. Chapters are presented as in the earlier book: an introductory article is usually followed by either detailed case studies or pieces that explore some of the issues in greater depth - a format particularly useful for teaching purposes. Established in 1962, the MIT Press is one of the largest and most distinguished university presses in the world and a leading publisher of books and journals at the intersection of science, technology, art, social science, and design.

It contains entirely new material published between 1980 and 1984

It contains entirely new material published between 1980 and 1984.

Tom Forester is a Lecturer in the, Division of Science and Technology at Griffith University in Australia.

In plain English, Forester demystifies "computerese," defining and explaining a host of acronyms or computer terms now in us. om Forester is Lecturer and Director of. . om Forester is Lecturer and Director of the Foundation Programme in the School of Computing and Information Technology, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.

Forester, Tom. Publication date. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. The computer revolution - Silicon Valley : home of high-tech man - The telecommunications explosion - Personal computing - Factories of the future - The electronic office - Micros and money - Key problems for high-tech society.

a b c d Tom Forester (1987). The High-Tech Society: The Story of the Information Technology Revolution. p. 166. ISBN 978-0-262-56044-3. Retrieved 27 February 2013.

There are furthermore relatively few studies that seek to analyze the effectiveness of the various policy measures and their impact on the national economy,1 though in the late 1970s a fair number of books and two studies were written that were perceptive and provided much.

There are furthermore relatively few studies that seek to analyze the effectiveness of the various policy measures and their impact on the national economy,1 though in the late 1970s a fair number of books and two studies were written that were perceptive and provided much information. 2 From the mid-1970s, with the obvious success of Japanese industry, the content.

It provides a balanced and sane overview of the opportunities as well as the dangers we face from new advances in information technology View more. Book Type: MIT Press. Pages: 320, Chapters 1-13.

Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995. Forester, Tom. Computers in the Human Context. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1989. High-Tech Society: The Story of the Information Technology Revolution. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1987. The Information Technology Revolution. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1985. The Materials Revolution. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1988. Forrest, Stephanie, ed.

The Microelectronics Revolution - The MIT Press (Paperback) . The Microelectronics Revolution is a comprehensive guide to the silicon chip revolution and its impact on society. The distinguished contributors to this volume explain in turn the origins and nature of microelectronics, the characteristics of the burgeoning microchip industry and the increasing use of microprocessors in everyday products.

"If the automobile and airplane business had developed like the computer business, a Rolls Royce would cost $2.75 and would run for 3 million miles on one gallon of gas. And a Boeing 767 would cost just $500 and would circle the globe in 20 minutes on five gallons of gas." Tom Forester's comparison points up the dramatic reduction in the cost of computing and this collection of essays he has assembled unfolds the equally dramatic changes that the revolution in electronics, computing, and telecommunications has brought about in the way we live and work-and maybe even think.

The Information Technology Revolution emphasizes actual case studies and much of the material has been written by computer engineers in the front line of technological change. Extensive chapters deal with the revolution in telecommunications, artificial intelligence and the "fifth generation" of supercomputers, the rise of the personal computer and the use of information technology in schools, factories, offices, banks, shops, and hospitals.

Among the social issues discussed are computer crime, privacy, the impact of new technology on women, the Third World, 'smart' weapons, and the future of work itself. A final section of the book assesses the extent to which this revolution is transforming Western society.

The Information Technology Revolution is a sequel to Forester's edited collection The Microelectronics Revolution (MIT Press paperback, 1980). It contains entirely new material published between 1980 and 1984. Chapters are presented as in the earlier book: an introductory article is usually followed by either detailed case studies or pieces that explore some of the issues in greater depth - a format particularly useful for teaching purposes. Comprehensive guides to further reading follow each chapter.