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

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Heinemann Professional, 1988 - Automation - 468 pages
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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Drawing on in-depth interviews with workers and managers in various industries, these two authors illustrate the impact automation will have on those using computers in the work place. Each expresses ... Read full review

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

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