This blog supports the course MSci 442, The Impact of Information Systems in Organisations and Society, which is offered by the Department of Management Sciences at the University of Waterloo. The course considers the reasons for the way that information technology develops in society and the different interpretations that may be made of its impact on people.
Information technologies impact in a range of current topics including democratisation, globalisation, third world development, modern warfare and violence, privacy and education feature today and the course is constantly being updated. The course currently is offered in the Winter Term, from January to April each year and most updating of this blog will take place then.
The course is taught and written by professor Peter Carr who may be contacted on any matters related to this material at: firstname.lastname@example.org