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Live, Dead, and Terminally Ill Metaphors in Computer Terminology, or Who Is More Human, the Programmer or the Computer?
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Educational Technology Volume 24, Number 2, ISSN 0013-1962

Abstract

Discusses the botanical, animal, clothing, and genealogy metaphors and personification present in terminology which describes the computer and its functions, and asserts that computers are becoming so personified there is little difference between terms associated with humans and computers. It is also suggested that programmers are becoming less human. (MBR)

Citation

Nilsen, D.L.F. (1984). Live, Dead, and Terminally Ill Metaphors in Computer Terminology, or Who Is More Human, the Programmer or the Computer?. Educational Technology, 24(2), 27-29. Retrieved June 23, 2021 from .

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