Lecture 19--ICS 131 F00--30 Nov 00
Distance learning on internet v other forms of DL?
Role of elite schools?
Can you get faculty members to provide course material?
Audiences other than college students?
"The best is the enemy of the good"
Role of J Derrida in this article?
Why are dot-com people unhappy?
Impact of economic problems of dot-coms
Why are women not equally represented in IT?
What can ICS do to recruit and retain more women students?
16-How can Hi-Tech change things?
Web publishing advantages, problems
Why has Stephen King halted his web publishing effort?
How can classroom be impacted? data base, feedback, wireless
How can consumers use wireless, handheld devices?
15--Computer Health and Safety
OSHA rules--four points
Arguments against OSHA rules--current progress, cost
Computer health and safety program for UCI students?
what should students do?
what should UCI do?
Which university web site on H&S did JF recommend?
14--Computers and elections
Are hi-tech systems for counting ballots
more accurate than hand counting?
Which ballot system is best?
Role of computers in redistricting?
Role of computer in campaign?
In the light of post election information,
is it possible that exit polls in Florida were right?
Letter to editor--support or criticize
Why is interest in conventional telecommuting declining?
Why is interest in the remote work place form
of telecommuting gaining?
Brown and Duguid and telecommuting
Distance learning and telecommuting
One single factor, cause?
Four contributing factors in Therac-25 case
didn't follow up on first incidents
removal of hardware interlocks
poor software engineering
unrealistic risk assessment
What can government do?
What can schools do?
11-Computers and health care
Why important? life critical, big business
What could be done?
What is hampering effort?
10--Who's not on-line?
What percentage of US adults are on-line?
A significant percentage of those not on-line
don't want to be on-line. Why?
dangerous, expensive, confusing, not missing anything
Impact of age, gender, race, ethnicity, income, rural-urban
9- How do organizations cope with major changes in technology?
What keeps companies from adopting new technologies?
can't do both and keep profits up
threat to people working on core business
cost of developing new technology
What's the BW recommended solution?
Other possibilities? Microsoft solution
Future of e-tailing
The bricks and clicks model
British grocer success
Multiple channel approaches, e.g., Eddie Bauer
What if a web site has an erroneous price?
What is responsibility of internet auction company
with respect to authenticity of merchandise?
What is Land's End trying to do to overcome
inability to try on clothes?
•poor security allows hackers to get personal info off web sites
•FTC proposed legislation: web sites should provide consumers with notice, choice, access, security
•augmented browsers--good for consumers?
•distributed computing projects
•ICANN--Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
could you have voted in election of public members
Productivity--productivity gains are widespread geographically,
productivity gains are dominated by gains in IT industry.
Are these conclusions consistent? Looking at different things.
Two views of G4 Cube--
Beautiful, ran all sw I tried
no floppy, no CD-RW, small hard disc
•a day in the life of a wired school
using info from web to write a report
weather satellite data
•counter movement--moratorium on computers in schools
until more research on impact
Brown and Duguid
•computers and web are not going
to eliminate the world as we know it
•best solution is to use them to augment
and improve what we have
•pressures for change in higher education
•but new model not there and doubt it will ever be there
•old model, advantages of, functions of
4-How is Web used--beyond e-mail!
•finding information, e-commerce, government programs, education
•Amazon's discriminatory pricing, digital signature,
Disney changing policy on children's access
•Can IT trigger downturn in economy?
•Too much hype?
3--History of computing--according to JF
•stand alone, operators/operating systems, multiprogramming,
time-sharing, networks, pc's/workstations, web, appliances
•driving forces--hardware efficiency, people efficiency,
real-time response requirement, bottleneck model, hardware/software developments, military requirements
2-E-mail, ethics and etiquette
how does it differ from other forms of communication?
be careful what you put into e-mail
be careful how you react to e-mail
big brother--echelon, carnivore, following e-mail