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The error of futurism: prediction and computer ethics
Horner D. ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society 32(7): 42004. Type: Article
Computer ethics seeks to reduce the unintended or undesirable consequences of technology through accurate prediction. In this paper, Horner argues that predictive modeling does not provide any protection against future risk. Rather, he argues...
Apr 30 2004
Resolving Webuser on the fly
Parthasarathy P., Krishnaiah M. ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society 32(2): 4-9, 2002. Type: Article
This work is difficult to summarize because of a lack of clarity in the presentation. The irrelevant title, abstract, and first sections give no concrete hints, and then the paper leaps into the algorithms used by a prototype implementation....
Oct 14 2002
Imagination, truth and possible consequentialism
Artz J. ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society 31(3): 32-34, 2001. Type: Article
In this short essay, the author develops the argument that in an age of rapid change, history provides poor guidelines, and imagination is the way to outline potential futures and provide a choice for action. He goes on to provide a...
Jul 2 2002
Beyond numbers and demographics: "experience-near" explorations of the digital divide
Adams R. ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society 31(3): 5-8, 2001. Type: Article
The focus of the September 2001 issue of
Computers and Society
, the newsletter of the ACM’s special interest group on computers and society, is the digital divide. It contains three papers on this topic, which were also presented at...
Jun 26 2002
The color of the net: African Americans, race, and cyberspace
Kretchmer S., Carveth R. ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society 31(3): 9-14, 2001. Type: Article
This significant paper addresses the issues of Web content and the social construction of technology by divergent groups. It reports research based on ethnic focus groups of college students. According to the author, “Content, motivation,...
Jun 4 2002
Five dimensions of information security awareness
ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society 31(2): 24-29, 2001. Type: Article
Although awareness of the importance of information has been growing rapidly for decades, many organizations still lack an appreciation of the different ways in which people can look at and measure the importance of information security....
May 22 2002
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