Information Technology — Art or Science?

  • Kathy Buckner
Conference paper
Part of the Workshops in Computing book series (WORKSHOPS COMP.)


The purpose of this paper2 is to show that the traditional view of information technology as a science rather than an art is due to historical factors rather than any real requirement. This traditional view has prevented many potential students from considering training in information technology.


Information Technology Female Student Information Study Career Officer System Analyst 
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  1. CACA] “Information Technology and the Accountant”, Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.Google Scholar
  2. [Spencer 85]
    Spencer D D, Principles of Information Processing, Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company, 1985Google Scholar
  3. Morton 84] HMSO,1984Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathy Buckner
    • 1
  1. 1.Queen Margaret CollegeEdinburghUK

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