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Holmes, WN 2003 , 'Should Professionals Be Political?' , Computer, vol. 36, no. 7 , 100, 98-99 , doi: 10.1109/MC.2003.1212698.

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This essay discusses professional responsibility in the context of the computing profession, discussing both codes of professional ethics and what the meaning of "political" is in the context of professional ethics.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Holmes, WN
Keywords: ethics, profession ethics, computing profession, political activity
Journal or Publication Title: Computer
ISSN: 0018-9162
DOI / ID Number: 10.1109/MC.2003.1212698
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