Lewis Mumford Quote

The life-efficiency and adaptability of the computer must be questioned. Its judicious use depends upon the availability of its human employers quite literally to keep their own heads, not merely to scrutinize the programming but to reserve for themselves the right of ultimate decision. No automatic system can be intelligently run byautomatonsor by people who dare not assert human intuition, human autonomy, human purpose.


The myth of the machine (ed. 1970)

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The life-efficiency and adaptability of the computer must be questioned. Its judicious use depends upon the availability of its human employers quite ...

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The life-efficiency and adaptability of the computer must be questioned. Its judicious use depends upon the availability of its human employers quite ...

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The life-efficiency and adaptability of the computer must be questioned. Its judicious use depends upon the availability of its human employers quite ...

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The life-efficiency and adaptability of the computer must be questioned. Its judicious use depends upon the availability of its human employers quite ...