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Issue 4 • Date Winter 2005

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  • Linux and the appeal to cultural values

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 12 - 17, 42
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    The Linux operating system provides a good example demonstrating how the cultural values of both the technology and the culture that the technology is being transferred to could influence a software's popularity. The Linux case study also provides insight into how software localization - tailoring a piece of software to "fit" the market that it is being sold in - could be better performed. View full abstract»

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  • Getting the best from nanotechnology: approaching social and ethical implications openly and proactively

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 18 - 26
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    If we're going to get the best from nanotechnology, we need to pay close attention to its societal and ethical implications from the technology's inception, rather than waiting until it is a mature technology with problems already embedded in society. In this article, we discuss such a paradigm, beginning with a discussion of the similarities between nanotechnology and other disruptive technologie... View full abstract»

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  • Poor programming quality

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 44
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  • 2005 Index - IEEE Technology and Society Magazine. Vol. 24

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 45 - 48
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  • Nanotechnology: risks and the media

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 5 - 11
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    Nanotechnology is supposed to drive a "new industrial revolution", according to U.S. government officials, who are investing heavily in it. A few environmental organizations and a significantly large number of business, academic, and government interests have expressed concerns about nanotechnology. We concerns about the technology's potential long-term health and environmental effects. View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Technology and Society Magazine

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 2
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  • Achieving synergy

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 3 - 43
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  • Anticipating engineering's ethical challenges in 2020

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 4 - 43
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  • Restructuring the electricity industry in Britain and Norway

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 27 - 35
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    This article describes the institutional setting of the electricity industries of Britain and Norway prior to the reform, and the political backdrop against which this process took place. This information is used to analyze the motivations that, in each case, drove the process, and relate this analysis to the characteristics of the electricity markets that were its results. The objective of this a... View full abstract»

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  • Agile software development: human values and culture

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 36 - 42
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    Software engineers need to know how to evaluate different methods of developing software. A group of new development methods have emerged under the general label "agile development." These techniques are sometimes called "light weight" as opposed to "heavy weight" techniques such as those based on the waterfall model. Two classic ethical techniques - utilitarian and deontological analyses - can of... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Technology and Society Magazine - Winter 2005 - Vol. 24 No. 4

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  • 2006 International Symposium on Technolgy and Society (ISTAT '06) - Call for Papers

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  • The Technology and Society Magazine - Table of contents

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  • IEEE Technology and Society Magazine Special Issue on Security and Usability - Call for Papers

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 49
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    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 50
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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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