By Simon Head

ISBN-10: 0465018440

ISBN-13: 9780465018444

We are living within the age of computing device enterprise platforms (CBSs)—the hugely complicated, computer-intensive administration courses on which huge businesses more and more count. In senseless, Simon Head argues that those structures have come to trump human services, dictating the ambitions and methods of a wide range of companies, and de-skilling the roles of center category employees within the method. CBSs are in particular dysfunctional, Head argues, once they practice their disembodied services to transactions among people, as in health and wellbeing care, schooling, consumer family members, and human assets administration. And but there are industries with extra human ways, as Head illustrates with particular examples, whose lead we needs to stick with and expand to the mainstream American economy.

Mindless illustrates the shortcomings of CBS, offering an in-depth and stressful examine how human dignity is slipping as we turn into cogs on a white collar meeting line.

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Basic telecommunication access method In computer networks, an access method that permits communication between terminals and computers. See terminal. basic weight In printing, the weight in pounds of a ream (500 sheets) of paper to a given standard size. The basic weight of continuous forms for computer output is bass boost In audio, the intensification of low frequencies in a sound by electronic means. bastard size In printing, any matter used in printing which is of nonstandard size. See matter.

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See coordinate graph. bar code In computing, a preprinted pattern of vertical lines which are read by an optical sensor linked to a computer. See optical bar reader. barrel distortion (1) In optics, a type of lens image distortion in which the sides of square objects are bent outwards. (2) In television, a form of distortion in the display, produced by the scanning system, which is identical in effect to the optical version. Compare pincushion distortion. barrel printer In data processing, a printer in which the print characters are located on the surface of a rotating barrel.

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