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IT through a sociological approach,
This review is from: In The Age Of The Smart Machine: The Future of Work and Power (Paperback)
It is a very good book that gives to the reader the opportunity to understand how the working environment changes after the implementation of IT. It provides a critical thought about the informative age and is rich in neologisms (i.e. electronicese, panopticon, informate) and paradigms from existing industries. This book has influenced the business thought of 1990's and throught my experience I can admitt that it is still modern. Even though, sometimes it is difficult to understand what the author expresses and you are led to read the same sentences many times. I would recommend this book to people that are new in the field of IT and seek to acquire a sociological background of this area. However, this book doesn't touch specific technologies and presents employees as "victims" in the modern, information driven organisations.
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