• Christopher Baldry
Part of the Approaches to Information Technology book series (AIT)


Unless he or she has spent the last 10 years in the depths of the equatorial rain forests or a cave in the Himalayas, the average citizen of any of the major industrial societies cannot have failed to be aware that the advent of microelectronics and computerization has begun to profoundly affect our lives both at work and at home.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher Baldry
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  1. 1.University of StrathclydeGlasgowScotland

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