The Digital Architecture of Time Management

  title={The Digital Architecture of Time Management},
  author={Judy Wajcman},
  journal={Science, Technology, \& Human Values},
  pages={315 - 337}
  • J. Wajcman
  • Published 2019
  • Computer Science
  • Science, Technology, & Human Values
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