Tom Forester

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An enduring theme in the literature on the impact ofcomputers on society has been the prediction ofa big increase in home-based activities . This article reviews the evidence on participation across a range of home-based activities and discusses why home working, home banking, home shopping and home information services have not taken offas many theorists(More)
Computers have brought many benefits to society, but they have also created new social problems such as computer crime, software theft, computer unreliability, invasions of privacy, hacking and the creation of viruses. In turn, these problems pose ethical dilemmas for the youthful profession of computing, which has yet to develop rigid codes of ethics. This(More)
What ever happened to the Information Society? Where is the Information Age? What, indeed, happened to the "workerless" factory, the "paperless" office and the "cashless" society? Why aren't we all living in the "electronic cottage," playing our part in the push-button "teledemocracy" or simply relaxing in the "leisure society," while machines exhibiting(More)
Entire classes of Medicare beneficiaries that previously had been served under the home health benefit are now absent from the care rolls. Anecdotal reports indicate that these beneficiaries are being forced to opt for higher-cost skilled nursing facility or hospital care. Some people are simply going without needed care. Before "expanding" the Medicare(More)
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