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CS 3043 Social Implications Of Computing Keith A. Pray Instructor socialimps.keithpray.net CLASS 2 CRITICAL THINKING © 2015 Keith A. Pray
CS 3043 Social Implications Of Computing OVERVIEW 1. Review 2. Assignment 3. Guest Speaker 4. Critical Thinking © 2015 Keith A. Pray2
CS 3043 Social Implications Of Computing MY READING NOTES pp. 3 Plenty of businesses used email in 1990. Compare with academic use? Cell phones do much more now. pp. 5 Three Mile Island source published 2001, 1979 + 25 = 2004. How about now? pp. 20 Metric for most popular? Are there are more popular PCs today? pp. 28 How did computerized prediction of election results get worse from 1952 pp 13? pp. 29 “…transfer programs and data only.” Isn’t everything data? “200 million email messages” 90% of which are spam (pp. 112) pp. 31 Lots of buzz on campus for the 1995 switch of backbone providers. 1973 saw the introduction of *handheld* mobile phone, larger versions available dating back to 1946  and earlier. pp. 32 Greek Alphabet a nice addition to this section! pp. 33 What surfaced was inked? pp. 34 Email demonstrated in 1968, pp. 29 claims 1972 but maybe just for ARPANET. pp. 35 the “mother of all demos” is worth watching if you haven’t. Watch it and write a 1 page paper for extra credit (2 points). pp. 36 HyperCard was my first. Does Windows still have a near monopoly? pp. 38 “just about everyone” implies a large majority, 7.22 billion people , ~4 billion email accounts , with many people having multiple accounts. pp. 43 Q 45, Source for 90%? End of Chapter questions I liked: 2, 4, 11, 13, 15, 17, 17, 38, 43 © 2015 Keith A. Pray3
CS 3043 Social Implications Of Computing GROUP QUIZ! 1. List 4 ways of committing plagiarism. 2. Who invented the computer mouse? 3. Name earliest wireless network mentioned in Chapter 1. 1. List 2 practical reasons it was more rapidly adopted on the continent of Europe than the British Isles. © 2015 Keith A. Pray4
CS 3043 Social Implications Of Computing © 2015 Keith A. Pray5 Douglas Engelbart (1925-2013) http://xkcd.com/1234/
CS 3043 Social Implications Of Computing ASSIGNMENT Create an information processing technology timeline – You can choose any scope (time periods, domains, etc.) and format you like – Example timeline - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/telephone/timeline/timeline_text.html Write a 1 page paper that draws a conclusion using your timeline to illustrate your point. Class Timeline Wiki – Add items from your timeline to myWPI Timeline Computing Timeline – Please (insertion) sort according to date. – Add your references © 2015 Keith A. Pray6
CS 3043 Social Implications Of Computing OVERVIEW 1. Review 2. Assignment 3. Guest Speaker 4. Critical Thinking © 2015 Keith A. Pray7
CS 3043 Social Implications Of Computing © 2015 Keith A. Pray8
CS 3043 Social Implications Of Computing LOGICAL ARGUMENTS Premise 1 Premise 2 (optional). Premise 3 (optional) Conclusion Every A is a B C is an A Conclusion: C is a B Every dog is a canine Rupert is a dog Conclusion: Rupert is a canine © 2015 Keith A. Pray9
CS 3043 Social Implications Of Computing WEAK OR STRONG ARGUMENTS All bats are animals Some wooden objects are bats Conclusion: Some wooden objects are animals © 2015 Keith A. Pray10 Valid | Invalid Inductive | Fallacious Sound | Unsound WeakStrong
CS 3043 Social Implications Of Computing COMMON FALLACIES 1/7 Slippery Slope – “A bad guy might use computers to steal. Therefore we should outlaw computers.” © 2015 Keith A. Pray11 http://xkcd.com/1332/
CS 3043 Social Implications Of Computing COMMON FALLACIES 2/7 Attack Person, Not Argument – Ad Hominem – “He’s a messy eater, obviously his software design will never work.” © 2015 Keith A. Pray12 http://listverse.com/2012/11/08/15-bad-arguments-we-all-abuse/
CS 3043 Social Implications Of Computing COMMON FALLACIES 3/7 Begging The Question – Petitio Principii, Circulus in Probando – “OO languages are superior to non-OO languages because they have objects as their basic constructs.” Appeal To Authority – Ad Vericundiam – “Ernie, an expert on internet protocols, said MySpace is far superior than Facebook, so it must be so” Many / Any – “Many programming languages have strong typing, so Scheme must as well.” © 2015 Keith A. Pray13
CS 3043 Social Implications Of Computing COMMON FALLACIES 4/7 False Cause – Non Sequitur – post hoc ergo propter hoc – “The day after Billy Bob Joe bought a Mac, Apple’s stock went up. Clearly Billy Bob Joe’s purchase was the cause.” © 2015 Keith A. Pray14 http://xkcd.com/552
CS 3043 Social Implications Of Computing COMMON FALLACIES 5/7 Composition / Division – “All the actors in this movie are highly skilled, the movie must be great.” – “WPI was founded in 1865 so all the faculty must be at least ~168 years old.” Appeal To The People – Argumentum ad Populum – “Windows is installed on more desktop computers than any other OS. Windows is the best OS.” © 2015 Keith A. Pray15
CS 3043 Social Implications Of Computing COMMON FALLACIES 6/7 Ambiguity – Often a form of conflation. – “All bats are animals. Some wooden objects are bats. Therefore, some wooden objects are animals.” – Respect – “recognize a right” vs. “hold in high regard” © 2015 Keith A. Pray16
CS 3043 Social Implications Of Computing COMMON FALLACIES 7/7 Straw Man – “He says taking Social Imps is a waste of time. He wants you to think computing and society are useless.” There are many more… seems to be no limit to the ways in which humankind can err. © 2015 Keith A. Pray17
CS 3043 Social Implications Of Computing Keith A. Pray Instructor socialimps.keithpray.net CLASS 2 THE END © 2015 Keith A. Pray
CS 3043 Social Implications Of Computing Keith A. Pray Instructor socialimps.keithpray.net CLASS 2 CRITICAL THINKING.
CS 3043 Social Implications Of Computing 12/2/2015© 2009 Keith A. Pray 1 Class 1 Introduction Keith A. Pray Instructor socialimps.keithpray.net.
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