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Humanist Archives: Aug. 23, 2019, 6:05 a.m. Humanist 33.209 - Carlisle on human-computer interaction

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    [1]    From: Willard McCarty 
           Subject: Carlisle’s paper (24)

    [2]    From: Jeff Love 
           Subject: Fwd: [Humanist] 33.204: Carlisle on human-computer interaction (14)

    [3]    From: Tom Salyers 
           Subject: Re: [Humanist] 33.204: Carlisle on human-computer interaction (24)

        Date: 2019-08-22 10:41:10+00:00
        From: Willard McCarty 
        Subject: Carlisle’s paper

Thanks to the two colleagues in this edition of Humanist for the pointers to the
ASIS Proceedings (1975). My interlibrary loan service, always exceedingly
helpful, managed to find this volume for me. Alas, Carlisle’s paper does not
appear in it. He did publish the following:

“Evaluating the impact of office automation on top management communication".
Proceedings of the June 7-10, 1976, national computer conference and exposition
on - AFIPS '76. Proceedings of the June 7–10, 1976, National Computer Conference
and Exposition. pp. 611–616.

This is an excellent piece of work, profitable for anyone interested in the
historical origins of “human-computer interaction” and the connection to the
field that became known as Conversation Analysis (in the tradition of Sacks,
Schegloff et al). Basically his argument is that HCI cannot be based solely on
how the machine works and what it can do in its current form but must also take
into account how people communicate with each other. The mess that accompanied
the adoption of computers in business in the 1970s is vividly portrayed.


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        Date: 2019-08-22 13:08:33+00:00
        From: Jeff Love 
        Subject: Fwd: [Humanist] 33.204: Carlisle on human-computer interaction

Hi Willard,

I expect someone else has already pointed you here, but I think the article
you're looking for might be in the 1975 ASIS Annual Meeting Proceedings
(Boston). There's a brief citation at the bottom of this bibliography:
http://hcibib.org/show.cgi?file=papers. The full title of the publication seems
is _Information revolution : proceedings of the 38th ASIS annual meeting,
Boston, Mass., October 26-30, 1975_, or so it stands in our library catalog. I
don't have easy access to it (claims to be on microform?!), but if you can't get
it locally, let me know, and I can try to dig it up.


        Date: 2019-08-21 08:58:13+00:00
        From: Tom Salyers 
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 33.204: Carlisle on human-computer interaction

Hi, Willard.

A search turned up this bibliographic reference:

Title: Why Human-Computer Interaction Doesn't Work Like Human Dialogue
Author: Carlisle, James H. 
Book: ASIS Annual Meeting
Date: 1975
City: Boston, MA 
Note: working paper; early use of term "Human-Computer Interaction"

...which in turn led me to:

Title: Information Revolution: 38th Annual Meeting, Boston, Mass.,
October 26-30, 1975
Volume 12 of Proceedings of the ASIS Annual Meeting, American Society for
Information Science Annual Meeting
Author: American Society for Information Science
Editors: Charles W. Husbands, Ruth L. Tighe
Publisher: American Society for Information Science, 1975
ISBN: 0877154120, 9780877154129

It looks like you can get a copy from Amazon for around $5 plus shipping at
the moment.

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