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A Rubber Band Ethics Model for Computing and Information Technology Practices

Mahmoud Iskandarani1, Ghaleb El-Refae1 and Shorouq F. El-Etter2
  • 1 , Afganistan
  • 2 ,
American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 3 No. 7, 2006, 1910-1915

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2006.1910.1915

Submitted On: 13 June 2006 Published On: 31 July 2006

How to Cite: Iskandarani, M., El-Refae, G. & El-Etter, S. F. (2006). A Rubber Band Ethics Model for Computing and Information Technology Practices. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 3(7), 1910-1915. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2006.1910.1915

Abstract

An innovative model for analyzing and describing the role of ethics and the manner in which it is applied in the general field of information technology is presented. Current practices and existing behavior rules that are related to economical and social issues are discussed with specific reference to computing technologies such as the internet. A theoretical model for computing and controlling drifts in ethical practices is then delivered to account for continuously changing socio-economical factors. The circle-ellipse model used proved to be a new and innovative yet simple way for predicting and analyzing ethics in an ever developing environment.

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Keywords

  • Ethics
  • information technology
  • computers
  • internet
  • hacking