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In Defense of Spam


Holmes, WN, In Defense of Spam, Computer, 38, (4) pp. 86-88. ISSN 0018-9162 (2005) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1109/MC.2005.128


Today, it is proper, even mandatory, for computing professionals to design and implement systems that make digital assault more difficult to commit. At the social level, digital systems serve merely as intermediaries in digital interaction, and designing them to make digital assault more difficult would only treat the symptom. Software cannot undermine society, although people can use it to do so. Digital technology supports people, and people, in turn, can support or attack society. Professionals should learn about social actualities as well as concepts for them to be better placed to choose, design, and implement procedures and systems that lessen the causes of malice in society.

Item Details

Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Information systems
Research Field:Information systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Other information and communication services
Objective Field:Other information and communication services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Holmes, WN (Mr Neville Holmes)
ID Code:37622
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:Computing
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2006-02-15

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