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Issue 20 • Dec. 1977

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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 1
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  • Implementing the IEEE code of ethics

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):1 - 3
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    On November 18, 1977, in San Diego, the IEEE Board of Directors (BOD) heard presentations on two different proposals for setting up procedures to implement the IEEE Code of Ethics. The BOD discussed the proposals at some length and then voted 15–5 to table the matter. View full abstract»

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  • Session reviews: Electro '77: Solar energy: A status report

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):4 - 8
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    “Solar Energy: A Status Report”, was one of the best-attended sessions of the entire ELECTRO 77 Convention. The size of the audience, estimated to be approximately 200, illustrates the level of general interest in solar energy. The session was organized and chaired by Dr. David Redfield of RCA Laboratories, who is also the chairman of CSIT's Working Group on Energy/Environment. The s... View full abstract»

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  • Privacy, cryptography and free research

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):8 - 10
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    Early in July 1977, Mr. E.K. Gannett, IEEE Staff Director of Publishing Services, received a letter (with enclosures) from IEEE member J.A. Meyer of Bethesda, Maryland. The letter warned that some of those presenting papers at the forthcoming International Symposium on Information Theory sponsored by the IEEE Professional Group on Information Theory and possibly the Institute itself might be subje... View full abstract»

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  • Crime deterrent transponder system

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):10 - 11
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    A review of some of the underlying reasons for crime is presented, together with a perspective-setting view of the present status of crime in the United States. A statistical analysis of the number of repeaters is presented as the basis for a crime control system consisting of a transponder carried by each convicted person after he is released from confinement. Real-time tracking of these transpon... View full abstract»

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  • News, notes, and comment

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):11 - 12
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  • Notice to readers [subscription costs]

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 12
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  • CSIT meeting, March 11, 1978

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 12
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  • Rebuttal

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 12
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    One still hears comments that the systems approach could solve society's problems, but "I wouldn't want to live in such a society" (T & S, September 1977, p. 17). This opinion is not justified. Systems engineers do not want to design bad systems, societal or otherwise. The goal in solving societal problems is to attain a society in which we will all want to live. View full abstract»

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  • Correction

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 12
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    The response of Dr. Richard E. Merwin to item 2a of "Questions for Candidates" [T&S, September 1977, p.8] should have read as follows: "The clause should be altered to read Professional Engineer (as it is now recognized in most states). The title of engineer is descriptive of one's occupation and background and not of one's qualifications to sign contracts and other legal documents as a specialist... View full abstract»

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This Publication ceased production in 1981. The current title of the publication is IEEE Technology & Society Magazine.

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