Categories, disciplines, and social coordination

@article{Winograd2004CategoriesDA,
  title={Categories, disciplines, and social coordination},
  author={Terry Winograd},
  journal={Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)},
  year={2004},
  volume={2},
  pages={191-197}
}
  • T. Winograd
  • Published 1 December 1997
  • Business
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