Work and Wealth

Tom Kelliher, CS 200

Mar. 24, 2005




Read: Chapter 9.

Turn in answers to these questions: 1, 2, 5

From Last Time

Computer Reliability.

Coming Up

Professional ethics.

Chapter Summary

  1. Recent news item: Rejection, by Harvard, etc., of B-school applicants accused of using hacker-provided instructions to check their (common) acceptances.

  2. Who would have thought high-tech jobs could be outsourced? Are detailed requirements specifications ala software engineering a contributing factor?

  3. The effects of automation. Increased productivity; increased stress.

  4. Information overload. Do you feel it, too?

  5. Worker monitoring. Higher levels of monitoring thanks to RFID technology.

  6. The Digital Divide.

Discussion Questions

Refer to the textbook.

Thomas P. Kelliher
Wed Mar 23 20:02:57 EST 2005
Tom Kelliher