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‘hanging out the dirty linen’ to delve into the ethics of IT’s role in society.

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ITGS Online (weekly)

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ITGS Online (weekly)

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ITGS Online (weekly)

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ITGS Online (weekly)

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ITGS Online (weekly)

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Parents thought on technology?

After interviewing my father on his thought, view and experience with technology, I have learn something that I never knew before. It is interesting to me because I get to know some technology in the past that exist when I wasn’t born yet and it’s what people in my father’s generation used. I also learn about how technology is being used much more in these days where the pandemic is still happening.

 

THE PAST

This is the first computer my dad used in 1986. (maybe not exactly this model but something very similar to this one)

  • The screen size is around 17 inches.
  • It looks like a television.
  • He used this computer to produce a report and print out by dot matrix printer.

My dad first use the internet more than 20 years ago for some research. His view on technology is that it is a good tool for speed up work and it allows us to search information online much more easily than going to a library which is what people do in the past. In the other hand, he also thinks that technology is expensive and require maintenance.

 

THE PRESENT

Nowadays, my dad is working from home. He uses Microsoft programs a lot such as word, excel, powerpoint and outlook. He said that his job requires quite a lot of knowledge on using technology, especially when working from home. (Even though sometimes he still asks me on how to do certain tasks on some software eg. he once asked me about how to use master slides in Microsoft Powerpoint)

The company that my dad is working in is now developing facial recognition technology for scanning employee’s face before entering the building. I think this is very interesting how technology is developing from using smart card for identity to now using biometric!

              

 

THE FUTURE

From my dad’s view, he thinks that technology will develop very fast that he doesn’t think that he can keep up with it. Luckily, his company are providing trainings for employees. He thinks that in the future, the company might get rid of most paper based tasks and only keep necessary one such as some documents that still needs to be sign by hand.

He thinks that security and privacy are the main concerns with technology. Using online platform is good if you use them properly and doesn’t let them cause harm for yourself. I think that he concerns about security and privacy because growing up, he didn’t use these technology and only started using them in his early 20s.

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To use or not to use models

I believe models  help us in thinking and problem solving  it is a visual summary and helps us visualize all aspects of something,  its also more interesting to use models as there are more pictures and graphics and structure than just reading, take the iceberg model for example it takes us through a step by step process of what is the problem and how we can come up with a solution, it takes us through what happened, then general trends and patterns of the problem locally or globally, what are influencing those patterns and how we can come up with the solution, this model helps us recognise the problem, what could be causing it and seeing if there is a viable solution.

Another example could be the UK subway map, this at first glance could be very complicated and could he a hinderance, for example if english isnt your first language this map could be a struggle to read or if you are colour blind. But other than that this map shows a clear and colour coded map, with labels that show you where you are and how to get to your next location.

Models also help as the newer generation prefer more visual graphics over texts due to their short attention span, so in conclusion I do believe models can be a very huge benefit to use.

 

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