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The labyrinths of Information : challenging the wisdom of systems

Author: Claudio Ciborra
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ciborra draws upon his own extensive research and consulting experience to throw a fresh light on some key questions: why are systems ambiguous? Why do they not give us more time to do things? Is there strategic value in tinkering even in high-tech settings? What is the value of age-old practices in dealing with new technologies? What is the role of moods and affections in influencing action and cognition?" "The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Claudio Ciborra
ISBN: 019924152X 9780199241521
OCLC Number: 48905792
Description: xv, 195 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Invitation --
2. Krisis: Judging methods --
3. Bricolage: Improvisation, hacking, patching --
4. Gestell: The power of infrastructures --
5. Derive: Drift and deviation --
6. Xenia: Hosting an innovation --
7. Shih: Architecture and action --
8. Kairos (and Affectio): Seizing the opportunity (and moods and mental states) --
Methodological Appendix (Odos): My chosen road.
Responsibility: Claudio Ciborra ; with a foreword by Kristen Nygaard.
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This work takes an unusual approach to the use of information and communication technologies. The author uses metaphors such as "bricolage" and "gestell" to place a concern for human existence and  Read more...

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Reading Ciborra gives, even to person who has been in this Industry for many years, a new vision of Information Technology and its impact on organizations and on every human being. * Elserino Piol, Read more...

 
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