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Men, machines, and modern times

Author: Elting Elmore Morison
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fiftieth anniversary editionView all editions and formats
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"People have had trouble adapting to new technology ever since (perhaps) the inventor of the wheel had to explain that a wheelbarrow could carry more than a person. This little book by a celebrated MIT professor -- the fiftieth anniversary edition of a classic -- describes how we learn to live and work with innovation. Elting Morison considers, among other things, the three stages of users' resistance to change:  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elting Elmore Morison
ISBN: 9780262529310 0262529319
OCLC Number: 934938831
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxv, 312 pages ; 17 cm
Contents: Introductory observations, personal and otherwise --
Gunfire at sea : a case study of innovation --
Data processing in a bureau drawer --
The pertinence of the past in computing the future --
A little more on the computer --
Men and machinery --
Almost the greatest invention --
Some proposals.
Responsibility: Elting E. Morison ; foreword by Rosalind Williams.

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