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Computer-mediated communication : human relationships in a computerized world /
James W. Chesebro and Donald G. Bonsall.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c1989.
xi, 275 p. ; 24 cm. --
0817304606 (alk. paper)
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Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c1989.
0817304606 (alk. paper)
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Includes index.
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Bibliography: p. 238-270.
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Appeared in Choice on 1990-05:
This innovative and thought-provoking book summarizes much work already published regarding the effects of computers on human communications and plows new ground in offering plausible interpretations of that relationship. The nine chapters deal with the information society and compare human and computer communication systems and languages. They spell out the present and future effects of computer technology on human communication. Of special interest is the chapter on artificial intelligence. The authors reach some troubling conclusions on the effects of computer use on social patterns and social institutions. Their writing style is prosaic, but clear and understandable. Some data are dated, but most are still valuable. The authors are well qualified, one a professor of arts and sciences, the other a computer specialist. The bibliography is thorough--excellent; the index, good. Illustrations are limited to a few tables. Because of its subject matter and the interpretations thereof, the book should be in every academic library. -R. Halverson, Arizona State University
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