A micro-ethical view on computing practice

Peter Bittner, Eva Hornecker
2005 Proceedings of the 4th decennial conference on Critical computing between sense and sensibility - CC '05  
Critical computing should include a concern for the everyday work practice of IT professionals. We explain our 'micro-ethical view', which shifts focus towards everyday work culture, seemingly mundane action, and describe what is gained thereby and by 'preventive' ethics. Four scenarios illustrate the situations relevant for our analysis. Reconstructing the history of 'responsibility' uncovers various concepts that provide fields of tension and systematize our analysis. We finish with related
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doi:10.1145/1094562.1094571 dblp:conf/critical/BittnerH05 fatcat:cq6fct3c2jgc3abxlhj4uiccky