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Issue 2 • Date Summer 2005

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  • Professional licensing and the social transformation of software engineers

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):40 - 45
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    There are numerous published debates on the pros and cons of software licensing and it has already been suggested that software engineering as a profession can be compared to the medical profession. This paper is to provide a comparative analysis of the evolution of the medical profession to that of software engineering. This analysis supports the contention that licensing will occur but that we m... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching engineering in a social context

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):32 - 39
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    The broader implications of technological innovation are not addressed directly in the engineering classroom. Even in courses that consolidate and integrate knowledge, such as engineering design, the social issues are dealt with narrowly. The student is encouraged to be a team player and to behave ethically, but the reason is to optimize the design activity, not to explore its implications. In thi... View full abstract»

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  • Wind energy's promise, offshore

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):9 - 15
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    In November 2001, Cape Wind Associates, a Boston-based energy development firm, began the permitting application process with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build the first offshore wind farm in the United States. The historical context and significance of the application, and of its continuing review process, is profound. On a global level looms ever-increasing evidence and recognition of th... View full abstract»

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  • Engineers without borders

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):3 - 4
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  • From warfare to welfare: defense intellectuals and urban problems in cold war america

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 46
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  • Energy security as a rationale for governmental action

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):16 - 25
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    In this article, a brief examination of the histories of oil and electricity confirms that unfettered markets do not ensure adequate energy security, that rationales for governmental interventions have evolved over time, and that economic and political interests have been inextricably interlinked throughout. The energy security lens also has significant implications in the current policy debate ov... View full abstract»

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  • Internet skeptics: an analysis of intermittent users and net dropouts

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):26 - 31
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    The digital divide has often been discussed with respect to the two opposite sides of the spectrum: the "haves" and "have-nots". However there is a gray area which consist of two particular categories: a) Internet users who did use the Internet at one time and have since stopped, or b) the large number of Internet users who stopped using the Internet but then restarted using it. Such Internet user... View full abstract»

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  • Who are you? How to protect against identity theft

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):5 - 8
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    Identity theft is the assumption of another person's financial identity through the use of the victim's identifying information. Identity theft has become one of the most lucrative criminal endeavors. Facilitated by the voluminous information available on the Internet to those who know where to look, the reported incidents of identity theft have grown at an unprecedented rate. Unfortunately, while... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Technology and Society Magazine

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 2
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  • IEEE Technology and Society Magazine - Front cover

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 0_1
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  • Announcement

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 0_2
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  • IEEE Technology and Society Magazine - Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 1
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  • Announcement

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 47
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    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 49
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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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School of Information Systems and Technology
University of Wollongong