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The Resource Alien technology : coping with modern mysteries, Ananda Mitra

Alien technology : coping with modern mysteries, Ananda Mitra

Label
Alien technology : coping with modern mysteries
Title
Alien technology
Title remainder
coping with modern mysteries
Statement of responsibility
Ananda Mitra
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book explores the consequences of technological alienation on individuals and communities in the modern times. The world is already witnessing situations in which those who are alienated from technologies are at the mercy of those who in "are the know". This may even lead to the creation of new kind of class system based on technology literacy
  • This book explores complex technologies, presents ways of identifying the levels of alienation, and suggests remedies for overcoming the alienation and becoming better and empowered users of technology. Replete with examples and written in lucid language, its humorous, tongue-in-cheek style will engage the reader. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mitra, Ananda
Dewey number
303.48/3
Index
index present
LC call number
HM846
LC item number
.M58 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Technological innovations
  • Technological innovations
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
Label
Alien technology : coping with modern mysteries, Ananda Mitra
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • New Tasks
  • Technological Obsolescence
  • Responding to Alienation
  • 3.
  • Maybe My Monitor's Out of Ink
  • Factors that Lead to the Second Level of Alienation
  • Second Level of Alienation
  • 4.
  • Computer Problems? Don't Go Nuts
  • Is It Really Broken?
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Getting It Repaired
  • Complex Tools Needing Multiple Helpers
  • Teams with Tools
  • Replace, Not Repair
  • 5.
  • I Can Fix This
  • Fear of Technology
  • Bad Experience
  • Keeping Things Hidden
  • Is It Really Fixed?
  • 1.
  • Finding a Fix
  • 6.
  • I Am Glad I Don't Know
  • No Need for the Tool
  • Alienation and Transparent Technology
  • The Willing User
  • 7.
  • Those Who Know Are in Control
  • Alienation and Power
  • Being Powerless
  • The Law of Technological Alienation
  • 8.
  • What Do I Need to Do?
  • Alienation and Intelligence
  • Magical Tools
  • Critical User
  • How Alienated Am I?
  • 9.
  • Preliminary Steps
  • The Language of Technology
  • Questions to Ask
  • Thinking about Technology
  • Alienation
  • 2.
  • The Cup Holder on My PC is Broken
  • One Tool Does All
Control code
640085893
Dimensions
  • pages cm
  • cm.
Isbn
9788132104667
Isbn Type
(paper back)
Lccn
2010033658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)640085893
Label
Alien technology : coping with modern mysteries, Ananda Mitra
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • New Tasks
  • Technological Obsolescence
  • Responding to Alienation
  • 3.
  • Maybe My Monitor's Out of Ink
  • Factors that Lead to the Second Level of Alienation
  • Second Level of Alienation
  • 4.
  • Computer Problems? Don't Go Nuts
  • Is It Really Broken?
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Getting It Repaired
  • Complex Tools Needing Multiple Helpers
  • Teams with Tools
  • Replace, Not Repair
  • 5.
  • I Can Fix This
  • Fear of Technology
  • Bad Experience
  • Keeping Things Hidden
  • Is It Really Fixed?
  • 1.
  • Finding a Fix
  • 6.
  • I Am Glad I Don't Know
  • No Need for the Tool
  • Alienation and Transparent Technology
  • The Willing User
  • 7.
  • Those Who Know Are in Control
  • Alienation and Power
  • Being Powerless
  • The Law of Technological Alienation
  • 8.
  • What Do I Need to Do?
  • Alienation and Intelligence
  • Magical Tools
  • Critical User
  • How Alienated Am I?
  • 9.
  • Preliminary Steps
  • The Language of Technology
  • Questions to Ask
  • Thinking about Technology
  • Alienation
  • 2.
  • The Cup Holder on My PC is Broken
  • One Tool Does All
Control code
640085893
Dimensions
  • pages cm
  • cm.
Isbn
9788132104667
Isbn Type
(paper back)
Lccn
2010033658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)640085893

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