Trapped in the net : the unanticipated consequences of computerization / Gene I. Rochlin.Material type: TextPublication details: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1997. ISBN: 0691010803Subject(s): Computers and civilization | Electronic data processing -- Social aspects | Computer networksDDC classification: 303.4834 LOC classification: QA76.9.C66
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Introduction -- 2. Autogamous Technology -- 3. Networks of Connectivity: Webs of Dependence -- 4. Taylorism Redux? -- 5. Computer Trading -- 6. Jacking into the Market -- 7. Expert Operators and Critical Tasks -- 8. Smart Weapons, Smart Soldiers -- 9. Unfriendly Fire -- 10. The Logistics of Techno-War -- 11. C[superscript 3]I in Cyberspace -- 12. Invisible Idiots.
Voice mail. E-mail. Bar codes. Desktops. Laptops. Networks. The Web. In this exciting book, Gene Rochlin takes a closer look at how these familiar and pervasive productions of computerization have become embedded in all our lives, forcing us to narrow the scope of our choices, our modes of control, and our experiences with the real world. Drawing on fascinating narratives from fields that range from military command, air traffic control, and international fund transfers to library cataloging and supermarket checkouts, Rochlin shows that we are rapidly making irreversible and at times harmful changes in our business, social, and personal lives to comply with the formalities and restrictions of information systems.