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Information system metaphors

  title={Information system metaphors},
  author={H. Gazendam},
  • H. Gazendam
  • Published 1999
  • Computer Science
  • Metaphors are useful because they are efficient: they transfer a complex of meaning in a few words. Information systems are social constructs. Therefore, metaphors seem to be especially useful for explaining the space of possible meaning complexes or designs of information systems. Three information system metaphors and the associated meaning complexes are explained: the mill, the cell, and the mind. An information system as a mill is characterized by the efficient processing of large… CONTINUE READING
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