CUSEC 2007: Canadian University Software Engineering Conference:
Bits of Change
How can software be political? Which components of software make a political statement: is it this function call over here, or is it that while loop over there?
In certain parts of the world today, governments read private e-mail and arrest people based on these random sweeps. New software allows them to do so with amazing efficiency. That software was written by someone like you.
Politics, law and ethics are becoming increasingly intertwined with software engineering. These changes are having drastic consequences in the field of software design; the future of our industry will depend on the the next generation of software engineers and the choices that you make.
someone is up to no good again!