10.5  The Social Impact of Information and Communication Technology


Background:

In this section you should be able to:


General overview


ICT and Society

Digital Divide

When considering the effect that ICT has on society, it is important to think about how it affects people in the following categories:


Manufacturing


Industry


Commerce


Teleworking

Narrow definition**:

People who do some paid or unpaid work in their own home and who use both a telephone and computer.

 

Wider definition**:

 

People who:

  • mainly work from home in their main job, ‘teleworker homeworkers’;
  • work from home in various locations but use their home as a base, ‘homebased teleworkers’; and
  • do not usually work at home or use home as a base but did so for at least one day in the reference week, ‘occasional teleworkers’.

 

**from:
Teleworking in the UK. by Ulrike Hotopp, 
Employment Relations Directorate, Department of Trade and Industry
Labour Market trends June 2002

 

 


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Now do the questions at the end of Chapters 2. 3, 4 and 5  of the text book