12.0475 sociology of computing 1999

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 2 Mar 1999 19:23:38 +0000 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 475.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Tue, 02 Mar 1999 19:12:10 +0000
From: "James J. O'Donnell" <jod@ccat.sas.upenn.edu>
Subject: sociology of computing (1999)

A student observes:
> I'm filling out the card for my warranty on the laptop and notice
> something very telling. Under occupations the options are:
> Professional, Exec, admin, sales, middle management, marketing,
> technician, student, business owner and homemaker. Totally middle-upper
> middle class occupations. Nothing blue collar here. A telling
> assumption about the kind of person who is buying a computer, I think.

Jim O'Donnell
Classics, U. of Penn

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