Things That Make Us Smart: Defending Human Attributes In The Age Of The Machine (William Patrick Book)

Author: Donald A. Norman
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by specialist   2020-11-14
re cyborgs

Yes, and... "Continuity of the Mind" sounds complimentary to, an update to, Norman's Things That Make Us Smart and McLuhan's Understanding Media.

https://www.amazon.com/Things-That-Make-Smart-Attributes/dp/...

https://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Media-Extensions-Marsha...

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We geeks are truly well served by the seminal texts, the classics. I'd heard about cybernetics second hand. But I was already a cyborg, taking the modern world for granted. Reading the source blew my mind. Somehow the impact of progress were clearer to the observers present during the transition(s).

by hellbanner   2017-08-19
"Machines that make us smart" argues that what makes us human is not that we can build machines, or that machines = intelligence but that human + machine = intelligent system.

By Don Normal, ex Apple designer.

https://www.amazon.com/Things-That-Make-Smart-Attributes/dp/...

https://msu.edu/course/cep/900/readings/NormanChap3.pdf (Sample chapter)