Digital Decision Making: Back To The Future by Ray CorriganDigital Decision Making: Back To The Future by Ray Corrigan

Digital Decision Making: Back To The Future

byRay Corrigan

Paperback | June 11, 2007

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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.

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, 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.

Title:Digital Decision Making: Back To The FutureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pagesPublished:June 11, 2007Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1846286727

ISBN - 13:9781846286728


Table of Contents

The battle of the book.- to decision making.- Harry Potter and the full-blooded lawyers.- Infodiversity and the sustainability of our digital ecology.- Canaries in the mine.- Facts, values and agendas.- Technology is just a tool.- DDM in intellectual property.- Experts and ordinary people.- A modest proposal.

Editorial Reviews

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)