Wegierski: Computers and Society from the 1980s to Today

Author’s Preface to Computers and Society Report and Essay (2023) The author presents below his report and essay on computers and society as it was written in Spring 1986, with only very light retouching. Despite being written more than thirty-five years ago, the writing still holds – one might venture to say – a certain level of insight and freshness. It may be said, nevertheless, that one really big technological change between then and now is the coming of the Internet as a truly mass-medium. […]