The Electronic Sweatshop: How Computers are Transforming the Office of the Future Into the Factory of the Past

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Penguin Books, 1988 - Social Science - 288 pages
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Tells how corporations are using automation and expert systems to transform secretaries, executives, and professionals into clerks, and describes examples in businesses and government

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Should of been on the New York Times Best Seller list when it was first published, Barbara Garson in writing The Electronic Sweatshop, is an author dramatically ahead of her times, in an intelligent, thought provoking book by an intelligent, witty, thoughtful, author.
Speaks a lot of our modern dumb and dumber culture as to what should and should be read and processed.
A must read for any intelligent mind who more than a half brain (yes even government bureaucrats, MTV Facebook addicts and other denizens of low brow culture) for a focus of where IT culture has been going.


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Barbara Garson is an award-winning playwright, journalist, and the author of four books. Her play "MacBird" was the literary opening shot of the sixties, and "The Dinosaur Door" won an Obie. Her writing has appeared in "Harper s", the "New York Times", "Newsweek", and the" Nation".

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