Victims of Technology
Moira Gunn speaks with Don Sellers, documentary filmmaker and author of
"ZAP! How your computer can hurt you -- and what you can do about it."
Mr. Sellers discusses the aspects of using personal computers that can
affect health, the problems with using new technology before its impact
is fully understood, and the pros and cons of legislation aimed at ensuring
that computer users are protected.
Dr. Gunn also speaks with Lauren Wiener. An accomplished technical writer,
Ms. Wiener has written a book called "Digital Woes -- why we should not
depend on software." She recounts such tales as the private programmer
"alarms" that almost halted the first Apollo moon landing and the design
and perception problems with the radar system in the USS Vincennes that
resulted in the destruction of a civilian passenger aircraft. Ms. Wiener
discusses the incredible amount of software that surrounds individuals in
their homes and the problems that can be anticipated in using modern
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