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Books Architect or Bee? - The trade unions have no inde­ based on mathematical ability of human beings to Human/Technology pendent view of how science models and tightly controlled, design their own circuitry is Relationship such as in the nuclear indus­ and technology should one which employers need to by Mike Cooley try, will destroy the right to suppress, for this ability can develop. They either demand This book is strongly critical strike and the possibility of a more investment in the forms be subversive. The design of of the development of science democratic society. of production that have given technological equipment is and technology in our soc­ The book suggests an rise to the problems in the a political issue, asserts the iety. It shows how the predic­ alternative way of designing first place, or they make author, and he is critical of tions of some sociologists — equipment by giving two rigid, orthodox Marxist pathetic modifications to the that technology would free examples of systems which proposals of the multination­ theorists who put all their human beings from boring could enhance the skill of the al corporations. Technology energies into analysing the tasks and leave them time to operator rather than diminish embodies the possibility of contradictions of distribution engage in more creative work it. freeing workers but the actu­ at the expense of those of is turning out to be complete­ production. ality of ensnaring them. ly erroneous, and that far The proceeds from the Using Computer Aided There is an outline of how from doing this, technological sale of this book will be Design as a sort of political the Corporate Plan at Lucas change is eliminating skills of Aerospace was drawn up and used to advance the work aperture through which to all kinds such that some pro­ brief descriptions of the pro­ now being done on so­ view the effects of advanced cesses can be operated by technology, the author points ducts. The chapter observes cially useful production mentally handicapped people. out how the same principles that management is not a skill and socially responsible Industrial processes, says of Taylorism — the fragmen­ or a profession but a com­ systems. The book can be the author, are systematically mand relationship, and later tation and measurement of obtained from Langley repressing our most precious on, the chapter about ordin­ work — are being applied in Technical Services, 95, asset, which is the skill, ingen­ fields of intellectual work in ary people points out the Sussex Place, Slough SL1 uity and enthusiasm of our the same way as they were value of tacit knowledge or people. It does this by treat­ 1NN, U.K. price £2.50. applied to manual work at an 'feel' for what is going on. ing human beings as machine P&p costs are 50p for The author asserts that we earlier historical stage. He appendages which need to be one copy plus 10p for bludgeon common sense into includes a model for measur­ around their peak perfor­ further copies in the ing the work of university silence by using mathematical mance age, are paced by the professors. models which often give same package. machine and controlled by erroneous results. Systems The book points out that Enquir y 92 ation to the problem of hold­ to illustrate the text. An ex­ With this book at hand, How to give a speech ing the attention of the tensive contents list gives an giving a speech should no Winifred Marks longer be a headache but will audience and advises on per­ easy guide to the book and a become an enjoyable and 'Some may be born orators, sonal style, including dress checklist and sample speech rewarding task. preparations give the reader but many more have oratory ('nothing rivets the gaze like a slowly unfastening zip but every help when preparing a thrust upon them'. How to attention is diverted from speech. Give a Speech by Winifred Enquiry 93 Marks, published by the Insti­ the speech'), stance, choice tute of Personnel Manage­ of words, humour ('those are ment, tries to help anyone nice shoes. Are they Hush Puppies? No, they're Bar­ intending to make a speech. ker's), visual aids and the The author describes the do's and don'ts of speech making physical comfort of the aud­ and gives practical advice on ience as well as dealing with the general aims. questions at the end of a speech. Part III gives advice The book is divided into on the speeches required at three main sections. Part I different types of meetings, examines how to prepare a ie business, clubs and socie­ speech and considers the ties, social occasions etc. questions of background in­ Written with clarity and formation, assembling the humour, this book is highly material, the framework of practical and immensely read­ the speech, memory aids and able with attractive cartoons timing. Part II gives consider­ 32 INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Industrial Management Emerald Publishing

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Industrial Management , Volume 80 (6): 1 – Jun 1, 1980

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0007-6929
DOI
10.1108/eb057073
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Architect or Bee? - The trade unions have no inde­ based on mathematical ability of human beings to Human/Technology pendent view of how science models and tightly controlled, design their own circuitry is Relationship such as in the nuclear indus­ and technology should one which employers need to by Mike Cooley try, will destroy the right to suppress, for this ability can develop. They either demand This book is strongly critical strike and the possibility of a more investment in the forms be subversive. The design of of the development of science democratic society. of production that have given technological equipment is and technology in our soc­ The book suggests an rise to the problems in the a political issue, asserts the iety. It shows how the predic­ alternative way of designing first place, or they make author, and he is critical of tions of some sociologists — equipment by giving two rigid, orthodox Marxist pathetic modifications to the that technology would free examples of systems which proposals of the multination­ theorists who put all their human beings from boring could enhance the skill of the al corporations. Technology energies into analysing the tasks and leave them time to operator rather than diminish embodies the possibility of contradictions of distribution engage in more creative work it. freeing workers but the actu­ at the expense of those of is turning out to be complete­ production. ality of ensnaring them. ly erroneous, and that far The proceeds from the Using Computer Aided There is an outline of how from doing this, technological sale of this book will be Design as a sort of political the Corporate Plan at Lucas change is eliminating skills of Aerospace was drawn up and used to advance the work aperture through which to all kinds such that some pro­ brief descriptions of the pro­ now being done on so­ view the effects of advanced cesses can be operated by technology, the author points ducts. The chapter observes cially useful production mentally handicapped people. out how the same principles that management is not a skill and socially responsible Industrial processes, says of Taylorism — the fragmen­ or a profession but a com­ systems. The book can be the author, are systematically mand relationship, and later tation and measurement of obtained from Langley repressing our most precious on, the chapter about ordin­ work — are being applied in Technical Services, 95, asset, which is the skill, ingen­ fields of intellectual work in ary people points out the Sussex Place, Slough SL1 uity and enthusiasm of our the same way as they were value of tacit knowledge or people. It does this by treat­ 1NN, U.K. price £2.50. applied to manual work at an 'feel' for what is going on. ing human beings as machine P&p costs are 50p for The author asserts that we earlier historical stage. He appendages which need to be one copy plus 10p for bludgeon common sense into includes a model for measur­ around their peak perfor­ further copies in the ing the work of university silence by using mathematical mance age, are paced by the professors. models which often give same package. machine and controlled by erroneous results. Systems The book points out that Enquir y 92 ation to the problem of hold­ to illustrate the text. An ex­ With this book at hand, How to give a speech ing the attention of the tensive contents list gives an giving a speech should no Winifred Marks longer be a headache but will audience and advises on per­ easy guide to the book and a become an enjoyable and 'Some may be born orators, sonal style, including dress checklist and sample speech rewarding task. preparations give the reader but many more have oratory ('nothing rivets the gaze like a slowly unfastening zip but every help when preparing a thrust upon them'. How to attention is diverted from speech. Give a Speech by Winifred Enquiry 93 Marks, published by the Insti­ the speech'), stance, choice tute of Personnel Manage­ of words, humour ('those are ment, tries to help anyone nice shoes. Are they Hush Puppies? No, they're Bar­ intending to make a speech. ker's), visual aids and the The author describes the do's and don'ts of speech making physical comfort of the aud­ and gives practical advice on ience as well as dealing with the general aims. questions at the end of a speech. Part III gives advice The book is divided into on the speeches required at three main sections. Part I different types of meetings, examines how to prepare a ie business, clubs and socie­ speech and considers the ties, social occasions etc. questions of background in­ Written with clarity and formation, assembling the humour, this book is highly material, the framework of practical and immensely read­ the speech, memory aids and able with attractive cartoons timing. Part II gives consider­ 32 INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT

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Industrial ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 1980

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