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Issue 4 • Date 2006

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  • The Technology and Society Magazine, Winter 2006

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): c1
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  • 2007 International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS '07) - Call for Papers

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): c2
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  • IEEE Technology and Society Magazine - Table of contents

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  • IEEE Technology and Society Magazine Staff

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  • Happy 25th - PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 3
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  • Hi, ho, Silver! - SPECIAL ISSUE INTRODUCTION

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 4
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  • Notes for a histroy of the IEEE society on Social Implications of Technology

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 5 - 14
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    This article presents the history of IEEE Technical Activities Board Committee on Social Implications of Technology (CSIT), that was later known as IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT). SSIT draws its members from an eclectic variety of engineering specializations, as well as from professions outside engineering. As awareness of ethical and social implications of new technologi... View full abstract»

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  • On the presumed neutrality of technology

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 15 - 25
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    After the industrial revolution in England, a general feeling of optimism pervaded Western society. A common belief was that scientific knowledge, whose growth knew no limits, could always be applied to the problems of society. Since science and technology were so successful in producing marvelous inventions, it was felt that they could eventually solve any human problem View full abstract»

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  • Balabanian bears thoughtful rereading today

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 26 - 27
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    Balabanian suggests that an "ideology of technology" has emerged, one that assumes a value-neutrality for technology while ignoring political power and economic interests, one that blames "man" when things go wrong. The author thinks Balabanian is correct to argue that there are many different "we's" in society who bear responsibility for technological choice and that as such we should distinguish... View full abstract»

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  • The fate of human technological civilization

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 28 - 29
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    The question of technology's neutrality is a question that has played, and continues to play, a central role in studies of the relationship between technology and society, which is one clue to understanding the article's sustained relevance. A belief in the neutrality of technology, against which Balabanian argues, is for him only a contributing factor to a larger problem, a problem with no less a... View full abstract»

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  • Controversy and achievement: History of IEEE Technology & Society Magazine

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 30 - 39
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    Over the past two decades, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine (T&S) has garnered more than a dozen awards for editorial excellence, often partly in recognition of achieving its stated purpose. These are straightforward aims. Yet some of the publications' early years, were not so straightforward, and rather were filled with considerable ferment. Today T&S Magazine has attained significant... View full abstract»

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  • The future of SSIT and the state of the engineering profession

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 40 - 42
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    The temptation to predict the future is probably best avoided by all but poets and novelists. Within the precise and evidence-based world of engineering, this injunction should no doubt be doubly respected. Nevertheless, having agreed to the task of making predictions and therefore already committing the aforementioned offenses against sound practice, the author widens the offense by making the br... View full abstract»

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  • Are oportunities equal for women in the IT workplace?

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 43 - 49
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    Despite the growing literature on women in the information technology (IT) industry, knowledge about gender discrimination within employing organizations is inadequate. This article fills the gap by testing four hypotheses that explore whether work opportunities are equal for women in India. The study did not find any support for the delineated hypotheses and concluded the following: women softwar... View full abstract»

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  • Understanding me: lectures and interviews, Marshall McLuhan

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 50 - 52
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  • 2006 Author Index

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 53 - 54
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  • 2006 Subject Index

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  • IEEE Enterprise [advertisement]

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 58
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  • IEEE Technology and Society Magazine

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 59
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Aims & Scope

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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Editor-in-Chief
Katina Michael
School of Information Systems and Technology
University of Wollongong