Disruptive Technology

Disruptive Technology

Disruptive Technology. Read the article on disruptive technologies and the case study 24 “Software for the Library” in your textbook and create a post discussing the effects of technology on our society, both positively and negatively.  

Give an example of a disruptive technology and briefly explain the difference on how a technological determinist, optimist, and pessimist would view this technology.

Disruptive Technology

Case study 24

Disruptive Technology. Software for a Library79A small library seeks a software system to catalog its collection and keep records of materials checked out of  the  library.  Currently,  the  records  of  who  has checked  out  what,  when  materials are  due,  and  the like  are  kept  in  a  file  drawer behind  the  check-out desk.   These   records   are   confidential.   Patrons   are assured that these records are not accessible to anyone other  than  library personnel.  But,  of  course,  drawers can be opened when no one is looking. What assurance is there that the software systems under consideration  will  provide  as  much,  if  not  greater,  security? Assuming that no one in the library is a software specialist,  the  library  has  no  alternative  but  to  place  its trust  in  someone  who  presumably has  the  requisite expertise.   How   concerned   should   that   expert   be(again,  bearing  in  mind  that  even  the  best  system  is not completely sweatproof)? Furthermore, what assurance  has  the  library  that  it  is  not  being  oversold  or undersold in general? To what extent should software specialists  be  concerned  with  determining  precisely what the various needs of the library are and to try to meet those needs rather than offer more than is necessary in order to secure greater profit or less than is needed in order to come in with a lower bid?