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╪  ⛄ Mindless: Why Smarter Machines are Making Dumber Humans library ▞ Ebook Author Simon Head ◠ ╪ ⛄ Mindless: Why Smarter Machines are Making Dumber Humans library ▞ Ebook Author Simon Head ◠ Robert Skidelsky, author of Keynes The Return of the MasterWith insight and clarity, Simon Head describes the insidious effects of combining scientific management with IT systems and its propensity to create a world of top down control, where workers are stripped of skills and satisfaction in their work His fascinating account ranges from Walmart and s tightly controlled supply chains to Goldman Sachss manipulation of sub prime mortgages In doing so he shows how the drive to automate human abilities and increase profits has depressed wages and undermined economies.Paul Duguid, co author of The Social Life of InformationThe world abounds in enthusiastic technologists offering their vision of the ideal, democratic future to which technology will deliver us, if only we are willing to follow Simon Heads penetrating Mindless, with its well chosen and impressively unpredictable case studies of Computer Business Systems in the workplace, the military, and academia, gives us reasonsand the toolsto question such advice Importantly, Head shows us that the future is not inevitable We have choices, and for the good of society we need to make them.New York Review of Books An arresting new book Head offers a powerful indictment of contemporary Anglo American Capitalism He brilliantly translates ideas remote from the experience of most people into everyday language and deconstructs and demystifies the pseudoscientific, abstract, jargonized language of management studies in order to reveal the dispiriting realities it obscures Kirkus Reviews, Starred ReviewA dark, revealing view of computerized control and monitoring of the workplace A sobering, important book.Richard Sennett, author of Together The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of CooperationThe regimented society has arrived, and Simon Head is its most probing critic He not only shows the grip of computerized bureaucracy on peoples lives, he also analyzes the economic interests and political processes which drive regimentation This wide ranging book is clearly and at times eloquently written A must read.We live in the age of Computer Business Systems CBSs the highly complex, computer intensive management programs on which large organizations increasingly rely In Mindless, Simon Head argues that these systems have come to trump human expertise, dictating the goals and strategies of a wide array of businesses, and de skilling the jobs of middle class workers in the process CBSs are especially dysfunctional, Head argues, when they apply their disembodied expertise to transactions between humans, as in health care, education, customer relations, and human resources management And yet there are industries with human approaches, as Head illustrates with specific examples, whose lead we must follow and extend to the mainstream American economy.Mindless illustrates the shortcomings of CBS, providing an in depth and disturbing look at how human dignity is slipping as we become cogs on a white collar assembly line. 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    • Mindless: Why Smarter Machines are Making Dumber Humans
    • 3.4
    • 272
    • Format Kindle
    • 0465018440
    • Simon Head
    • Anglais
    • 01 June 2017

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