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James W Cortada

James W. Cortada worked at IBM for 38 years in various sales, consulting, and managerial, and research positions. A Senior Research Fellow at the University of Minnesota, he is the author of many books, including Making the Information Society, The Digital Hand, and How Societies Embrace Information Technology.

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While we have been preoccupied with the latest i-gadget from Apple and with Google’s ongoing expansion, we may have missed something: the fundamental transformation of whole firms and industries into giant information-processing machines. Today, more than eighty percent of workers collect and analyze information (often in digital form) in the course of doing their jobs.