This was a great read. I blog my notes for my own ease of reference (I search my blog to see if I tweeted or blog-noted something), and I hope that the notes might also be helpful to others, at least on occasion. Julian E. Orr. Talking about Machines: An Ethnography of a Modern Job. ILR Press/Cornell University, 1996. Foreword by Stephen R. Barley. Xii: “Policymakers, managers, consultants, union organizers, and academics therefore frequently fall back on images of work based on the occupational structure and industrial culture of the first half of the twentieth century.” Xiii-xiv: “Orr documents and develops the important and counterintuitive notationRead More →