BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY by Walter Oleksy

BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A megatopic is broken down into bite-size, digestible pieces for readers interested in a comprehensive overview of a subject that is in constant flux. In this entry in the new Information Revolution series, Oleksy (Military Leaders of World War II, 1994, not reviewed, etc.) offers readers a bird's-eye view of the electronic technology driving the revolution, including laptop computers, supercomputers, modems, and videotapes. He looks at how this technology is being applied in a myriad of businesses, from architecture and design to marketing and television, providing perspective and insight to the human costs of automation and issues of privacy. The flaw may be the boosterism that permeates the book, e.g., futuristic work arrangements such as telecommuting are not as readily available as Oleksy suggests. Nonetheless, this a good look at a gargantuan subject.

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 1996
ISBN: 0816030758
Page count: 120pp
Publisher: Facts on File