IEEE Technology and Society Magazine

Issue 2 • Summer 2004

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  • Making computer professionals and other engineers: low-priced commodities

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):36 - 40
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    Many employers are adapting the "just-in-time" concept to computer professionals. The idea is to "rent," at a minimal price, people with the specific skills needed for a project, and then to dispense with them upon completion of their tasks. Technical professionals are pitted against one another in a race to the bottom as jobs are parceled out, on a global basis, to the low bidders. One aspect is ... View full abstract»

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  • LVAD as destination therapy-the economic dilemma

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):23 - 27
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    The artificial heart, after decades of development, remains a long way off as a practical remedy for people with failing hearts. But a related technology, the left ventricular assist device (LVAD), has passed major milestones in its development and is poised for widespread use. This technology, which is an offshoot of the artificial heart program, may well have greater impact on society than the a... View full abstract»

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  • The rise of embedded processing and the opportunity for open standards

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):4 - 5
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    Embedded processing is experiencing rapid growth. More semiconductors are sold for embedded applications than for desktop computers. Processors are found in automobiles, multimedia devices, cell phones, appliances, and soon may appear in paper (or its replacement.) General purpose computing divided the enormous expense of hardware among a large number of tasks. A well-understood, open, standard op... View full abstract»

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  • Reply by Chester Smith [9/11 was not Guerilla Warfare: Comments on "Efficiency of Guerilla/Terrorist Warfare" by Chester L. Smith]

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 27
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  • 9/11 was not Guerilla Warfare: Comments on "Efficiency of Guerilla/Terrorist Warfare" by Chester L. Smith

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 5
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  • Invisible Stars: A Social History of Women in American Broadcasting [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):10 - 12
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  • Rural telemedicine for primary healthcare in developing countries

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):13 - 22
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    The Biomedical Engineering and Telemedicine Group of the Technical University of Madrid and the nongovernmental organization engineering without frontiers are leading the "Hispano-American Health Link" program, to develop low-cost telecommunication systems and information services specially designed for rural primary healthcare personnel from isolated areas in developing countries. The EHAS progra... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Technology and Society Magazine - A record of achievement and recognition for editorial excellence!

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 0_4
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  • Just ask! Why surveyed women did not pursue IT courses or careers

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):28 - 35
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    Persistent gender differences in the choice of college majors in technical fields account for a substantial share of the gender wage gap among college graduates. While there are many theories about what college students are thinking when they make their college major and career choices, most are based on speculation or indirect evidence. This survey turned up several points on which students were ... View full abstract»

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  • Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):6 - 9
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  • Technology IEEE Society and Magazine Summer 2004, 23:2 - Cover

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 0_1
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  • Technology IEEE Society and Magazine - Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 1
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  • IEEE Technology and Society Magazine - Staff List

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 2
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  • Conference Announcements - ISTAS 2004 and ISTAS '05

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 3
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  • How to become an SSIT Affiliate

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):03 - 04
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The following topics describe the scope of IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (IEEE SSIT) and of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine : Health and safety implications of technology, Engineering ethics and professional responsibility, Engineering education in social implications of technology, History of electrotechnology, Technical expertise and public policy, Social issues related to energy, Social issues related to information technology, Social issues related to telecommunications, Systems analysis in public policy decisions, Economic issues related to technology, Peace technology, and Environmental implications of technology. Beyond these specific topics, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine  is concerned with the broad area of the social implications of technology, especially electrotechnology.

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