Lewis Mumford

May, Christopher (2003) Lewis Mumford. In: Key Thinkers for the Information Society. Taylor and Francis, pp. 109-134. ISBN 9780415296731

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"The inventors of computers are the pyramid builders of our own age: Psychologically inflated by a similar myth of unqualified power, boasting through their science of their increasing omnipotence, if not omniscience, moved by obsessions and compulsions no less irrational than those of earlier absolute systems: Particularly the notion that system itself must be expanded, at whatever eventual cost to life."  (Mumford 1964: 5)

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