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Men, Machines, and Modern Times (50th Anniv. Ed.)

Men, Machines, and Modern Times (50th Anniv. Ed.)


作者  /  Elting E. Morison

譯者  /  Rosalind Williams/ Leo Marx/ FW

出版社 / MIT PRESS

出版日期 / 2016/08/26

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$700

售價 / 9折, NT$ 630

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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: ignoring it; rational rebuttal; and name-calling. He recounts the illustrative anecdote of the World War II artillerymen who stood still to hold the horses despite the fact that the guns were now hitched to trucks -- reassuring those of us who have trouble with a new interface or a software upgrade that we are not the first to encounter such problems. Morison offers an entertaining series of historical accounts to highlight his major theme: the nature of technological change and society's reaction to that change. He begins with resistance to innovation in the U.S. Navy following an officer's discovery of a more accurate way to fire a gun at sea; continues with thoughts about bureaucracy, paperwork, and card files; touches on rumble seats, the ghost in Hamlet, and computers; tells the strange history of a new model steamship in the 1860s; and describes the development of the Bessemer steel process. Each instance teaches a lesson about the more profound and current problem of how to organize and manage systems of ideas, energies, and machinery so that it will conform to the human dimension.







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誠品26碼 /2681498566001
ISBN 13 /9780262529310
ISBN 10 /0262529319
EAN /9780262529310

頁數344
尺寸10.6X16.2X1.4CM
裝訂平裝
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語言英文
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