- Thou shalt not use a computer to harm other people.
- Thou shalt not interfere with other people’s computer work.
- Thou shalt not snoop around in other people’s computer files.
- Thou shalt not use a computer to steal.
- Thou shalt not use a computer to bear false witness.
- Thou shalt not copy or use proprietary software for which you have not paid .
- Thou shalt not use other people’s computer resources without authorization or proper compensation.
- Thou shalt not appropriate other people’s intellectual output.
- Thou shalt think about the social consequences of the program you are writing or the system you are designing.
- Thou shalt always use a computer in ways that insure consideration and respect for your fellow humans.
Source: System Analysis and Design, Jeffery L.Whitten and Lonnie D. Bently
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Wow that was strange. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked
submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.
Regardless, just wanted to say wonderful blog!