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Alan R. Peslak - associate professor, information sciences and technology, Penn State Worthington Campus

Book Title: The Cider House Rules

Author: John Irving

Book Description:

The Cider House Rules by John Irving is the best example of current fiction that I have read throughout my technology and technical career. I am a strong believer that technical skills must be counterbalanced by understanding, appreciation, and consideration of humanity and social issues. Much of my research deals with the impact of information technology and business technology on ethics and society. Great fiction includes books such as this which illustrate, enrich, and enhance the human condition through imagination and compassion. This and other works of fiction have inspired my creativity and societal awareness.

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