This course builds on the past and looks to the future to try to understand the
present.  It generally accepts the notion that computing and communications technology is in the process of restructuring society, and, most notably, restructuring work.  However, it assumes that this transformation is accomplished by people, not by things, people who make decisions.  Our task is to identify those decisions and determine how they are made.  To do that, we look at some of the primary documentation of this age and try to understand what it is communicating to us.