Terrorism, Technology, and the Profession
Holmes, WN (2001) Terrorism, Technology, and the Profession. Computer, 34 (11). 136, 134-135. ISSN 0018-9162
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This essay, written shortly after the September 11 terrorist attack in the U.S., affirms the role of digital technology in terrorism and its prevention, urges computing professionals to apply their skills in system analysis to find and expose the basic cause of terrorism, outlines the basic weakness of security as prevention, examines terrorism as a world-wide system, describes its context, suggests its basic cause as gross social inequality, and puts forward education supported by digital technology as possibly the best solution to the problem. Nothing that has happened since September 11 till the time of writing this abstract (late 2007) has contradicted the arguments of this essay.
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|Keywords:||terrorism, system analysis, security, social inequality, poverty, education|
|Deposited By:||Mr Neville Holmes|
|Deposited On:||04 Sep 2007|
|Last Modified:||18 Jul 2008 20:07|
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