E24: Freshman Seminar

Spring 1998

Influences of Social and Economic Factors on the Future of Computing and Communications


This class meets regularly on Mondays, 12:10-1, in room 400 Cory.

The class discussion group is now operating.  It is on agate:  ucb.class.engr24

Assignment for March 2:
Pick the topic for your short research paper.  Submit your chosen topic by email to hodges@eecs and messer@eecs not later than 11 PM March 2.  Make the subject of your email  "E24 topic".  Include in your email at least one WWW link to a site with substantial raw material on your topic.

In class on March 2, the instructors will introduce the economic concepts of  "network effects" and "lock-in". These matters have much influence on the rate of introduction and rate of progress of modern computing and communications.

All previous assignments in this class


Preliminary list of issues

Pictures of 10 members of this class.  (check to verify your name/photo)

Weekly schedule (under construction)