The Uneconomic Growth of Computing

A variety of models have been posited to account for the diffusion of computing technologies; the most widely accepted of these posits the cost-effectiveness of computing as the key inducement to investment in the technology. Alternative models stress less strictly rational considerations. These mod... Ausführliche Beschreibung

1. Person: Gimlin, Debra
Weitere Personen: Rule, James verfasserin; Sievers, Sylvia verfasserin
Quelle: in Sociological forum : official journal of the Eastern Sociological Society Vol. 15, No. 3 (2000), p. 485-510
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Format: Online-Artikel
Sprache: English
Veröffentlicht: 2000
Beschreibung: Online-Ressource
Schlagworte: research-article
Computing
Work
Efficiency
Employment
Technology
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