Society Article Archive

  • Paul Chrichton draws on recent statistics and his own experience to looks at the use of IT to assist in wholesale integration under the social model of disability.
  • Women have never had it so good. Society is going through a global social revolution, characterized by the rise and dominance of the professional: one who possesses expertise and education and is able to assume their rightful place in a classless meritocracy.
  • Linus Torvalds, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Sergey Brin - what do they have in common? Geekiness? Money? The answer is probably yes to both but, just as importantly, they are all men.
  • Geoff Busby examines the reasons behind a potential specific social inclusion policy for the BCS.
  • Leela Damodaran discusses electronic participation issues in the context of local egovernment – especially on the facilitators and barriers to this process.
  • Dr Geoffrey Busby MBE FBCS CEng, adviser to the BCS on disability issues, discusses the law applying to employment of disabled people and the advantages of employing them.
  • With the imminent implementation of the WEEE directive, IT disposal is quickly going up the agenda for many companies.
  • Ben Booth, chairman of ELITE (the effective leadership in IT group of the BCS), gives an overview of activities – past, present and future – of the leading forum for senior UK IT management.
  • Edward Smith examines Nicholas Carr's controversial paper 'IT doesn't matter', which was published in the Harvard Business Review.
  • Imagine a world in which surgeons routinely remove the wrong limbs yet face no retribution; where engineering contractors build unstable structures yet their order books remain full.