Trapped in the Net

Trapped in the Net

“Trapped in the Net: The Unanticipated Consequences of Computerization”‘s full text is now online. Voice mail. E-mail. Bar codes. Desktops. Laptops. Networks. The Web. In this exciting book, Gene Rochlin takes a closer look at how these familiar and pervasive productions of computerization have become embedded in all our lives, forcing us to narrow the scope of our choices, our modes of control, and our experiences with the real world.


Drawing on fascinating narratives from fields that range from military command, air traffic control, and international fund transfers to library cataloging and supermarket checkouts, Rochlin shows that we are rapidly making irreversible and at times harmful changes in our business, social, and personal lives to comply with the formalities and restrictions of information systems.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Autogamous Technology
  • Networks of Connectivity: Webs of Dependence
  • Taylorism Redux?
  • Computer Trading
  • Jacking into the Market
  • Expert Operators and Critical Tasks
  • Smart Weapons, Smart Soldiers
  • Unfriendly Fire
  • The Logistics of Techno-War
  • C3I in Cyberspace
  • Invisible Idiots

Book Details

Author(s): Gene I. Rochlin
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format(s): HTML
Number of pages: 310
Link: Read online.

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