technology & information
Is technology an unequivocally good thing?
- Yammering away at the office: A distraction or a bonus?, from the 28 January 2010 print edition of The Economist
- Organizations IT Infrastructures as Changing Interdependencies among Technology, People and Work Practices, M. Jarrahi, et al.
Then look over these articles and be ready to talk about them
from the 08 October 2011 print edition of The Economist
- Beyond the PC
- The shift from personal to personalised computing
- The beauty of bite-sized software
- People are demanding to use their own gadgets in their jobs
- All sorts of organisations are borrowing ideas from consumer technology
- Smartphones are invading battlefields
- Technology will become even more personal
- Smart thinking is needed about smart gadgets’ influence
things we'll talk about
- how have recent developments in technology revolutionized how we interact with information?
- how have they altered the way we interact with each other? the way we do class work? the types of careers available? the jobs we want to do?
- how have they altered the way America operates? the way the world operates?