S Socio-Technical Systems

@inproceedings{Whitworth2005SSS,
  title={S Socio-Technical Systems},
  author={Brian Whitworth},
  year={2005}
}
Computer systems have long been seen as more than just mechanical systems (Boulding, 1956). They seem to be systems in a general sense (Churchman, 1979), with system elements, like a boundary, common to other systems (Whitworth & Zaic, 2003). A computer system of chips and circuits is also a software system of information exchanges. Today, the system is also the human-computer combination (Alter, 1999); for example, a plane is mechanical, its computer controls are informational, but the plane… CONTINUE READING
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