IS 200 Information in Society

Nov 13 Lecture Notes

  • Mid-term Papers & Final Papers
  • Recent Events
  • Are automated information sources themselves a reliable guarantee of predictable action, or are there other factors? -- Case Study from Post Office
  • E-Books, history, and Comdex
  • Scenario related to our first week's readings
  • California Library Association (CLA)
  • Free Speech/Censorship
  • Catcher in the Rye, Lady Chaterly's Lover
  • Daddy's Roommate
  • Internet Filtering
  • Hate Speech (CLA)  -- Legal issues vs. popular perception
  • Catherine MacKinnon
  • Democracy & Intellectual Freedom
  • Sense of Community (Bowling Alone)
  • Commodified information and democratic ideals
  • Small Publishers (CLA & Nancy Kranich)
  • Ethics (internationally and locally)