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Title: Automation, or Russian Roulette?
Author(s): Mason, Ellsworth
Subject(s): Libraries --Automation
Abstract: I feel somewhat like Daniel must have felt in the lions' den, and if I respond in something like an ominous roar, let me make clear that I address myself primarily to card-carrying, dogmatically convinced computerators who have wrapped themselves in the security blanket of the computer, and do not dare to think about the basic problem that it presents to librarianship. If this kind of computerator gets mad at some of the things I say, it is because his ego is involved in the computer, the worst form of slavery for man; if he does not, it indicates he is still capable of independent thought about the basic problems, and there is some hope.
Issue Date: 1972
Publisher: Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In Applications of on-line computers to library problems : papers presented at the 1972 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, April 30-May 3, 1972, ed. F.W. Lancaster. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 138-156.
Series/Report: Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (9th : 1972)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/872
ISBN: 0878450351
ISSN: 0069-4789
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-06-08
 

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