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  • Music Similarities Between The Past And Present
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    The Similarities of the Renaissance and Contemporary Era Historically, the Renaissance era developed societal, ethical and moral behaviors for its future known as the Contemporary period. The study of the Renaissance era, during the past few weeks in class, captures the magnificent ideas of history and compares those ideas toward today's thoughts and views which stimulate the minds of the researcher and creates an imagination of personal values. Comparing the Renaissance views to Contemporary vi...
  • Knowledge Of A Technological Nature
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    Summary of The Whale and the Reactor by Langdon Winner (pp. ix-39, 99-200). Winner states implicitly that he wishes to add his book to a surprisingly short list of works that can be characterized as 'philosophy of technology' (which includes Marx and Heidegger). His book will deal primarily with the political and social aspects of this philosophy, pertinent since as he notes the world is changing because of tech., no longer comprised of national entities -- a global economy, etc. In this context...
  • Ways Through The Use Of Foss Technologies
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    Free Software and Open Source While Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman argues that Free Software is not Open Source, he is only half right-or only speaking about the question of motivation (the half that matters to him). The definition of Open Source, as enshrined in the Open Source Definition (OSD) is a nearly verbatim copy of the Debian Free Software Guidelines (DFSG). Both the OSD and DFSG are practical articulations of Stallman's Free Software Definition (FSD). Open Source, wi...
  • Technology As An End
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    Many people today assume automatically that technology is progress. Still, there is some criticism of this view in America, partially because of 20th century wars and arms races. Marx visited China in 1984, and it seemed as though the Chinese were incredibly optimistic about western technology, and had little sense any problems that technology might create. Where did this idea of technology as progress come from, and where do the roots of distrust of technology come from Early Americans like Ben...
  • Political Factors
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    Competitive Environment In this section we will examine the competitive environment where we will be implementing our strategic plan. It is essential to take into account the external environment as it will enable us to identify potential opportunities and threats which may arise from the changing environment. The macro-environment consists of a number of broader forces that affect not only the subject but also the other factors in the micro-environment. These can be grouped under economic, soci...

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