The Social Life of Information (Chinese)

The Social Life of Information (Chinese)

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Brown, John Seely | Duguid, Paul Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation, 2017
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In 2000, John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid wrote the first edition of The Social Life of Information. They explored the limits of information technology and how an information-based view of the world often has negative consequences for organizations and workers. Since that time, the authors have updated the book twice. Technologies have continued to evolve, but the fact remains that knowledge is a social process. Through a series of essays, Brown and Duguid discuss how social interactions are an essential part of successful technology design and implementation in many different contexts. They argue that while it is tempting to focus exclusively on information, it is a mistake to ignore the social context that helps people understand the meaning and significance of information to their work and their lives.