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Gift of Fire is perfect for classes in computing device Ethics and desktops and Society.

In this revision of a best-seller, Baase explores the social, felony, philosophical, moral, political, constitutional, and monetary implications of computing and the controversies they increase. With a working laptop or computer scientist's standpoint, and with old context for plenty of matters, she covers the problems readers will face either as contributors of a technological society and as pros in computer-related fields. a first-rate aim is to enhance desktop execs who comprehend the consequences of what they convey and the way it matches into society at large. 

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