Information and Communication Technologies - Visions and Realities
Information and Communication Technologies: Visions and Realities illuminates the social and economic implications of advances in information and communication technologies. It has been written and edited to reach a broad audience across the social sciences interested in constructive ways of thinking about the social dynamics of the revolution in digital media. Based on a decade of research undertaken by the UK's Programme on Information and Communication
Technologies (PICT), this book explains
* how social factors influence technological innovation and convergence;
* why organizations seek to transform work, services, and management;
* ways in which households domesticate new media;
* how public policy andregulation shape the impact of technology on employment, media concentration, privacy, and access in an information society.
The thirty contributors include leading figures in the field.