Information and Technology at the VA

Information and Technology at the VA

Hearing Before the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, United States Senate, One
Hundred Ninth Congress, First Session, ... In one of my jobs in my life , I was
asked to take over the Department of Education in Georgia in a crisis , which was
the ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Veterans' Affairs


ISBN: PURD:32754076785108

Category: Electronic government information

Page: 87

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Categories: Electronic government information

Role of Technology in Promoting Industrial Competitiveness

Role of Technology in Promoting Industrial Competitiveness

Moreover , the life line of research and development depend upon the availability
and the quality of research ... The age - old question inevitably must be dealt with
: What will happen to displaced workers when technology takes over ? This bill ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space


ISBN: UCR:31210024869552

Category: Production engineering


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Categories: Production engineering

What Technology Wants

What Technology Wants

leashed to their vibrating handhelds, but I continue to keep the cornucopia of
technology at arm's length so that I can more easily remember who I am. At the ...
And more deeply: What is this technology taking over my life, anyway? What is
this ...

Author: Kevin Kelly

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101444467

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

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From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Inevitable— a sweeping vision oftechnology as a living force that can expand our individual potential This provocative book introduces a brand-new view of technology. It suggests that technology as a whole is not a jumble of wires and metal but a living, evolving organism that has its own unconscious needs and tendencies. Kevin Kelly looks out through the eyes of this global technological system to discover "what it wants." He uses vivid examples from the past to trace technology's long course and then follows a dozen trajectories of technology into the near future to project where technology is headed. This new theory of technology offers three practical lessons: By listening to what technology wants we can better prepare ourselves and our children for the inevitable technologies to come. By adopting the principles of pro-action and engagement, we can steer technologies into their best roles. And by aligning ourselves with the long-term imperatives of this near-living system, we can capture its full gifts. Written in intelligent and accessible language, this is a fascinating, innovative, and optimistic look at how humanity and technology join to produce increasing opportunities in the world and how technology can give our lives greater meaning.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Alternative Long range Energy Strategies

Alternative Long range Energy Strategies

Mr. Robertson, like the Meinels, seems to have misconstrued "relatively low
technology" (see my response to the ... Integrate a pocket calculator into my life
very nicely, without having it take over my life, even though I am not Camilla*-
with the ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Small Business


ISBN: STANFORD:36105006324730

Category: Energy policy


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Categories: Energy policy

Scientific and Technical Literacy in the Work Force

Scientific and Technical Literacy in the Work Force

The array of change over the course of this century is slow for the labor force
taken as a whole , but particular ... industries , where different technologies and
even for different stages in the life cycle of a technology and in a number of ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Subcommittee on Science, Research, and Technology


ISBN: PSU:000013395797

Category: Science

Page: 329

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Categories: Science

Technology Quarterly and Proceedings of the Society of Arts

Technology Quarterly and Proceedings of the Society of Arts

Standing in this position , urged to take action by the abolitionists of the North and
threatened with secession by the ... look up and say , • Why , Lord , it is contrary to
the great principles of your government for me to take the life of my son ; I can ...



ISBN: UOM:39015075002066

Category: Industrial arts


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Vol. 8-14 include "Review of American chemical research" edited by Arthur A. Noyes.
Categories: Industrial arts

Technology Quarterly

Technology Quarterly

Standing in this position , urged to take action by the abolitionists of the North and
threatened with secession by the ... look up and say , • Why , Lord , it is contrary to
the great principles of your government for me to take the life of my son ; I ...



ISBN: HARVARD:32044048671028

Category: Industrial arts


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Categories: Industrial arts

The Book

The Book

Introduces the history of the book, beginning with papyrus in ancient Egypt, through the development of the printing press, to current computer-based technologies, including its influence on societies and cultures around the world.

Author: Nicole Howard

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 031333028X

Category: History

Page: 171

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Introduces the history of the book, beginning with papyrus in ancient Egypt, through the development of the printing press, to current computer-based technologies, including its influence on societies and cultures around the world.
Categories: History

Women in IT in the New Social Era A Critical Evidence Based Review of Gender Inequality and the Potential for Change

Women in IT in the New Social Era  A Critical Evidence Based Review of Gender Inequality and the Potential for Change

Over the years, my career evolved from employee, to consultant, to finally running
my own software development ... decades of my life to “the cause” of trying to
increase the number of women taking up technology studies and careers, but
what ...

Author: Bernhardt, Sonja

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466658615

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

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Research and statistics support the view that current programs are failing to keep women in the ICT field. Currently, there exist very few solutions to this growing problem. Women in IT in the New Social Era: A Critical Evidence-Based Review of Gender Inequality and the Potential for Change aims to bring this topic to the forefront of discussion about what can be done to correct this lopsided gender distribution. This reference work will be an essential guide for government professionals, students, and researchers in the ICT field looking to develop a solution to equalize the retention rate of women in these related fields.
Categories: Business & Economics

Technology Review

Technology Review

But given the desire to move in this direction , and the required international
agreements worked out over the next 10 to 20 ... discussed developments by
which biologists have come to understand the genetic code and the basic
machinery of cellular life . ... He also thinks of using such rocket power to colonize
planets .



ISBN: UOM:39015005694537

Category: Technology


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Categories: Technology

Surpassing Expectations My Life Without Sight

Surpassing Expectations  My Life Without Sight

the current activity was marking up legislation affecting older Americans, a task
that had to be completed by the following morning. ... He responded by asking us
to go through the proposed legislation and insert comments regarding this
technology at the most appropriate places. ... like the term, but I must take the
blame for selecting it 13 Science Education for Students with Disabilities About
two months.

Author: Lawrence Scadden

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469102948

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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In high school, despite my passion for and acumen in math and science, I was counseled to avoid higher education in these fields because there would not be employment opportunities for a blind man in these disciplines. Surpassing Expectations: My Life without Sight is a memoir which describes the activities that brought me international acclaim as a scientist, policymaker, and advocate. Dozens of vignettes are included that portray my joyous and successful life despite having been blind since the age of five. The book was written to be informative, entertaining, and, hopefully for some, inspirational. Many people have a disability or at least a functional limitation, and too many of them feel lost, not knowing whether life will ever be fulfilling for them. Often they are helped by learning about someone else with a disability who had the motivation, persistence, and tools that allowed him or her to overcome their difficulties and to attain a higher quality of life. My book is intended to serve this purpose. Dispersed throughout the autobiographical material, I answer questions that people regularly pose to me: What emotional crises did I face when adapting to blindness as a child? What barriers did I encounter during my education and when seeking competitive employment? What techniques do I use to ensure safe independent travel especially in foreign countries? What adaptations did I need to make as a husband and father? What type of technological tools do I use to reduce the effects of blindness? What imagery do blind people experience in their thoughts and dreams? The memoir describes legislation that I drafted, which enhanced computer usability for people with disabilities. I also recount incidents that occurred during my numerous foreign travels, invitations to speak and advise in venues such as the White House and Universal Television studios, and my interactions with famous people from Swedish Queen Silvia to Geraldo Rivera. The book concludes with my thoughts on how I succeeded in my education and arduous career while enjoying an active life. I offer suggestions on how my formula for success and happiness can be emulated by others, especially young people who also have a disability.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life

Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life

accordingly, the positive goal of the good life that Marcuse, for example,
advances is in accord with the dubious promise of ... And as noted earlier, taking
up technology in this framework is to consider it in terms that are most widely
shared and ...

Author: Albert Borgmann

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226163581

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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Blending social analysis and philosophy, Albert Borgmann maintains that technology creates a controlling pattern in our lives. This pattern, discernible even in such an inconspicuous action as switching on a stereo, has global effects: it sharply divides life into labor and leisure, it sustains the industrial democracies, and it fosters the view that the earth itself is a technological device. He argues that technology has served us as well in conquering hunger and disease, but that when we turn to it for richer experiences, it leads instead to a life dominated by effortless and thoughtless consumption. Borgmann does not reject technology but calls for public conversation about the nature of the good life. He counsels us to make room in a technological age for matters of ultimate concern—things and practices that engage us in their own right.
Categories: Social Science

The Work Life Equation Six Key Values That Drive Happiness and Success

The Work Life Equation  Six Key Values That Drive Happiness and Success

... better still, absorbing the peace and quiet of our surroundings and letting our
minds rest. Technology seems to be taking over our minds and our lives. We also
seem to think that it is easier and better to communicate via text or e-mail instead

Author: William L. Maw

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440832468

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 158

View: 738

This book supplies a simple, memorable, and effective formula to solve problematic behaviors in the work environment and life in general. An invaluable guidebook, it will help readers move beyond mediocrity and achieve happier, more successful lives. • Presents a simple and practical formula with six key values that drive happiness and success in work-life: (H,S) = f(4C,2R) • Explains why and how to deal with the complex need for self-awareness and self-improvement • Shows readers how to apply the Pareto principle (or the 80-20 Rule) to address the majority of bad work-life behaviors • Provides an in-depth review of each of the six key behaviors and ways to improve • Supplies a self-assessment tool that enables readers to gauge how they measure up on each behavior spectrum
Categories: Business & Economics

My Life with the Printed Circuit

My Life with the Printed Circuit

Rather, it was my conviction that I had pioneered that technology to such a state
and to such a degree of acceptance by the industry that there was no longer any
doubt that other workers could and would take over the continuation of its ...

Author: Paul Eisler

Publisher: Lehigh University Press

ISBN: 0934223041

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 170

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The autobiography of Paul Eisler, recounting his invention and pioneering of the printed circuit in the midst of the blitz on London during World War II. It ranges from a fascinating behind-the scenes report of how the invention was used during the war to an examination of the patent system itself and the evolutionary process from idea to product.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Impact of Users Expectations on the Success of Information Technology Implementation

The Impact of Users  Expectations on the Success of Information Technology Implementation

( b ) Getting a good job depends mainly on being in the right place at the right
time . Q153 . ( a ) When I make plans , I am ... ( b ) Sometimes I feel that I don ' t
have enough control over the direction my life is taking . Section G This part of the

Author: Barbara L. Marcolin

Publisher: National Library of Canada = Bibliothèque nationale du Canada

ISBN: UOM:39015034441785

Category: Computers

Page: 576

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Information Technology (IT) is being used to enhance productivity and effectiveness in response to today's competitive business pressures. However, there still exists a gap between what users expect and get from IT. As a result, this technology may not be helping users respond to the challenges in the business environment. In an effort to improve IT implementation by addressing users' expectations, Disconfirmation Theory, adapted from the consumer behaviour literature, is cast in an Information Systems (IS) setting. This theory helps understand how a deviation between users' expectations and IT performance can lead to IS success or failure. This theoretical foundation is used to address the IT implementation processes and enhance the value of that technology for the organization and the users. Based upon three longitudinal field studies and eleven cross-sectional field studies, it was found that meeting users' expectations (i.e., low disconfirmation) had a greater impact on IS success than users' expectations or users' post-implementation evaluation of the system's performance alone. The users' most important expectations included perceived usefulness, relative advantage, impact on knowledge, analytic capability, strategic orientation, fit or compatibility, ease of use, and contribution to the user's image profile and value as an employee). Managers and system designers can evaluate these important dimensions early in the system development cycle to assess the fit and hence the likelihood of success. Changes can be made to improve the system's impact. Researchers can employ the synthesized expectations categories, which were aggregated from previous work on IS expectations, attitude theories and diffusion of innovations work, to build a cumulative tradition based on common constructs.
Categories: Computers

Active Mind Failing Heart

Active Mind  Failing Heart

My Life and Health Debate Gerry Delwig ... The industrial revolution, which
began in the United Kingdom in the late eighteenth century, changed the course
of history. Manual labour was taken over ... Technology soon took over our

Author: Gerry Delwig

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479719075

Category: Self-Help

Page: 243

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Fighting chronic heart disease for twenty years, including eight months on a Heart Transplant waiting list, has tested every part of my being. Debating life, survival, the will to live, and cheating death, is a language I understand. For me to be able to share my story; look past the cover and share a journey that will open your mind to the possibilities and opportunities life has to offer with or without good health. Using my experience as tools, I can help prevent you making the same mistakes I did, and support those going through major health issues: Family and friends included.
Categories: Self-Help

Technology and Consumption

Technology and Consumption

This book has been many years in the making and the germ of the idea for the
book was sown very early in my life when I observed changes ... Several people
played a part, some without realizing they were contributing to the ideas taking
hold in my head. ... other friends, relatives, and colleagues who demonstrate
through their everyday practices their relationships with various household

Author: Ruby Roy Dholakia

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461421580

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

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Technology and Household Consumption is a comprehensive text that provides insights into technology’s impact on consumer behavior and the household environment. Consumption and consumer behavior has become a very important subject of study that is now covered in many disciplines including family economics, culture studies, and feminist/women studies. In the first section, this book provides a historical perspective on how consumer behaviors have changed because of technology and how technology itself has changed. Data on ownership and expenditures is detailed in describing the penetration of technology in the household and changes over time. In the examination of demographics and social changes, an emphasis is placed on women and children. As it is important to understand the entry paths and factors that influence them, the book also introduces a research framework to understanding the adoption and utilization of household technologies. In the second section, the book examines specific household technologies and consumption experiences including shopping choices and behaviors, entertainment outlets and availability, communications technologies, and working at home. The book concludes with a section on the relationships between marketers and consumers.
Categories: Social Science

New Interchange and Passages Placement and Evaluation Package

New Interchange and Passages Placement and Evaluation Package

Jeffrey : What do I think about technology ? ... Lauren : I used to be a real
technophobe - you know , couldn't stand anything to do with technology - but
getting my own ... I love my computer , but sometimes I wonder if it's taking over
my life .

Author: Tay Lesley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521628822

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 296

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Passages is a two-level, multi-skills course that takes students of English from the high-intermediate to the advanced level. The New Interchange/Passages Placement and Evaluation Package contains three versions of a placement test designed to help teachers determine the level of Interchange Third Edition or Passages best suited to their students. The package also contains two versions of midterm and final tests for each level of Interchange and Passages, which assess students' mastery of materials introduced in both series. The package is composed of a photocopiable testing book and two Audio CDs and includes all answer keys and scripts, as well as complete guidelines on how to administer the tests.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Oxford English for Careers Commerce 1 Student s Book

Oxford English for Careers  Commerce 1  Student s Book

a check my email b play computer games C watch TV d read a book Mostly Bs
You ' ve got the right attitude for the business world . You know and understand
technology . But . . . be careful - don ' t let it take over your life . Mostly Ds What ...

Author: Martyn Hobbs

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0194569756

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 136

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Authentic and up-to date information in every course, written and checked by industry insiders Clear and straightforward structure, with each unit containing a menu of learning outcomes, and an end-of-unit checklist with 'Can do' tick boxes Teaches English in context, so students practise the language and skills they need for the job in real work situations Real-world profiles from genuine professionals in the 'It's my job' section offer authentic and engaging insights into the industry Extra facts, figures, quotations, and specialist terminology included in the top margin of unit pages Additional activities and tests in the Teacher's Resource Book make the course suitable for mixed-ability classes The Teacher's Resource Book provides specialist background to the industry for every unit, as well as industry tips to support non-expert teachers Project work in the Student's Book, additional activities on the Student's Site, and a Key words list of essential vocabulary at the end of every unit provide extra opportunities for revision
Categories: Foreign Language Study

The Computer My Life

The Computer   My Life

However, Babbage's ideas were not immediately taken up again when this
electromechanical technology matured. Only about a hundred years later, in the
middle of the 1930s, were computers built using relay technology. This led to the

Author: Konrad Zuse

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540564535

Category: Computers

Page: 245

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Zuse is one of the great pioneers of the computer age. He created the first stored-program computer in 1941 and continued to build machines for a quarter century, as well as writing books and articles. This is his autobiography--full of fascinating details of his life, work, and philosophy.
Categories: Computers