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Gary Chapman dies at 58; visionary thinker about technology's effect on society
Gary Chapman dies at 58; visionary thinker about technology's effect on society

Gary Chapman, a visionary thinker on the impact of technology and computers on society who helped shape the study of the field as it became a force in modern life, has died. He was 58. Chapman, who was a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, died Dec. 14 of a heart attack while on a kayaking trip in Guatemala, his family said. He was "one of the early individuals writing and doing research on technology policy," specifically Internet policy, ethics and the role of the government and Internet in technology, said Sherri Greenberg, a collaborator who is the university's interim director of the Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. As...

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