SOCL528 Fall 2014 Essay 1 - Social Control by Design

Due Th Sept 18. (4-8 pages double-spaced; 15% of grade)

Based on your own experience and the relevant assigned readings, discuss how computer and communications system designs have constrained your activity. You may include business models for designs such as tech support or voice menu access to resources. Conclude by suggesting a design change that you think would have improved your ability to use one of these technologies.

Cite your sources and consider how accurate facts presented in them are likely to be. Your essay must include a list of references used.

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