In the Age of the Smart Machine: The Future of Work and Power

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Basic Books, 1988 - Business & Economics - 468 pages
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A Harvard social scientist documents the pitfalls and promise of computerized technology in business life, warning that advanced information technologies present us with a fateful choice--to continue automation at the risk of robbing workers of gratification and self-image, or to "informate" and empower ordinary working people to make critical and collaborative judgments.
  

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A comprehensive history of work and the dynamics of working environments Read full review

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Zuboff is the best writer on implications of technology for our time. Sadly, this and her subsequent book, "The Support Economy," are her only two book-length works (to my knowledge; if someone knows ... Read full review

Contents

ComputerMediated
6
Work
19
CHAPTER
58
CHAPTER THREE
97
CHAPTER FOUR
124
CHAPTER FIVE
174
PART
219
CHAPTER SEVEN
245
CHAPTER EIGHT
285
PART THREE
311
CHAPTER
362
Managing the Informated
387
APPENDIX
415
Notes
430
Index
459
Copyright

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About the author (1988)

Shoshana Zuboff is chaired professor at the Harvard Business School. She lives in Maine with her husband and two children.

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