The Icarus paradox: an analysis of a totally destructive system

@article{Drummond2008TheIP,
  title={The Icarus paradox: an analysis of a totally destructive system},
  author={H. Drummond},
  journal={Journal of Information Technology},
  year={2008},
  volume={23},
  pages={176-184}
}
  • H. Drummond
  • Published 2008
  • Computer Science
  • Journal of Information Technology
This paper uses a case study to illustrate and further extend the notion of ‘socially destructive systems’. Baskerville and Land define a destructive information system as either coming apart internally or threatening to take their environment apart. Building upon their insights, this paper suggests that destructive systems emerge from the very attributes that attract organisations to information systems in the first place – a phenomenon encapsulated by the so-called ‘Icarus paradox’. Icarus… Expand

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