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IT systems often go over budget, overrun production deadlines and then fail to work properly. This book argues that the fundamental nature of programming technology itself is the real culprit; it promises perfection but can only deliver emergent chaos. " IT systems often go over budget, overrun production deadlines and then fail to work properly. This book argues that the fundamental nature of programming technology itself is the real culprit; it promises perfection but can only deliver emergent chaos. "


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IT systems often go over budget, overrun production deadlines and then fail to work properly. This book argues that the fundamental nature of programming technology itself is the real culprit; it promises perfection but can only deliver emergent chaos. " IT systems often go over budget, overrun production deadlines and then fail to work properly. This book argues that the fundamental nature of programming technology itself is the real culprit; it promises perfection but can only deliver emergent chaos. "

31 review for The Seductive Computer: Why IT Systems Always Fail

  1. 4 out of 5

    John

    Thanks to first reads, I just received and started reading this book. I’m looking forward to it! Review: I have very little knowledge about the finer points concerning the inner workings of IT Systems, though I do have some. I have always worked with computers on many levels and have several friends who work in the IT and programming field. The Seductive Computer is a very enlightening book chocked full of interesting facts, figures, and examples. In some areas it becomes slow and you have to trud Thanks to first reads, I just received and started reading this book. I’m looking forward to it! Review: I have very little knowledge about the finer points concerning the inner workings of IT Systems, though I do have some. I have always worked with computers on many levels and have several friends who work in the IT and programming field. The Seductive Computer is a very enlightening book chocked full of interesting facts, figures, and examples. In some areas it becomes slow and you have to trudge through it, but the book soon picks back up and continues on enlightening you to the scary frequency of flawed systems.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Landy

    Thank you Goodreads First Reads for this free book. Looking forward to reading it when I get it. Review to follow.

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    shinfu

    I have just won this book from First Reads. I look forward to reading it. Thanks.

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