Talking about Machines

Talking about Machines Author : Julian E. Orr
Release : 2016-10-01
Publisher : ILR Press
ISBN : 150170740X
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This is a story of how work gets done. It is also a study of how field service technicians talk about their work and how that talk is instrumental in their success. In his innovative ethnography, Julian E. Orr studies the people who repair photocopiers and shares vignettes from their daily lives. He characterizes their work as a continuous highly skilled improvisation within a triangular relationship of technician, customer, and machine. The work technicians do encompasses elements not contained in the official definition of the job yet vital to its success. Orr's analysis of the way repair people talk about their work reveals that talk is, in fact, a crucial dimension of their practice. Diagnosis happens through a narrative process, the creation of a coherent description of the troubled machine. The descriptions become the basis for technicians' discourse about their experience, and the circulation of stories among the technicians is the principal means by which they stay informed of the developing subtleties of machine behavior. Orr demonstrates that technical knowledge is a socially distributed resource stored and diffused primarily through an oral culture. Based on participant observation with copier repair technicians in the field and strengthened by Orr's own years as a technician, this book explodes numerous myths about technicians and suggests how technical work differs from other kinds of employment.

Talking about Machines

Talking about Machines Author : Julian E. Orr
Release : 2016-10-01
Publisher : Cornell University Press
ISBN : 1501707396
File Size : 57.88 MB
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This is a story of how work gets done. It is also a study of how field service technicians talk about their work and how that talk is instrumental in their success. In his innovative ethnography, Julian E. Orr studies the people who repair photocopiers and shares vignettes from their daily lives. He characterizes their work as a continuous highly skilled improvisation within a triangular relationship of technician, customer, and machine. The work technicians do encompasses elements not contained in the official definition of the job yet vital to its success. Orr's analysis of the way repair people talk about their work reveals that talk is, in fact, a crucial dimension of their practice. Diagnosis happens through a narrative process, the creation of a coherent description of the troubled machine. The descriptions become the basis for technicians' discourse about their experience, and the circulation of stories among the technicians is the principal means by which they stay informed of the developing subtleties of machine behavior. Orr demonstrates that technical knowledge is a socially distributed resource stored and diffused primarily through an oral culture. Based on participant observation with copier repair technicians in the field and strengthened by Orr's own years as a technician, this book explodes numerous myths about technicians and suggests how technical work differs from other kinds of employment.

Talking about Machines

Talking about Machines Author : Julian E. Orr
Release : 1990
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Talking about Machines

Talking about Machines Author : Julian E. Orr
Release : 1987
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Talking Machines

Talking Machines Author : Gérard Bailly
Release : 1992
Publisher : North Holland
ISBN :
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This book is devoted to the theories and models underlying the design of current text-to-speech synthesizers. It was inspired by presentations at the ESCA Tutorial Day & Workshop on Speech Synthesis held in Autrans, France in September 1990. The set of papers selected for inclusion provides the broadest and most coherent overview of the current trends in text-to-speech synthesis. Topics include: synthesis methods, linguistic processing, prosody, system design, speech assessment and visual speech. The authors have extended and updated their contributions from the time of the conference, and specialists provide introduction or discussion of the topic addressed in each section. These papers should provide good reference and new ideas to established researchers, while encouraging people to join the ongoing adventure of basic research, development and applications in Speech Synthesis.

The Compleat Talking Machine

The Compleat Talking Machine Author : Eric L. Reiss
Release : 1998
Publisher : Chandler, Ariz. : Sonoran Pub.
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Left History

Left History Author :
Release : 1997
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File Size : 86.93 MB
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The Talking Machine

The Talking Machine Author : Timothy C. Fabrizio
Release : 2005
Publisher : Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN :
File Size : 66.6 MB
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An incredible variety of antique record players is documented, including those with external-horns as well as internal-horn devices, collectively known as "talking machines." The authoritative text and up-to-date value guide complement hundreds of photos to provide in this one volume a veritable library on the subject.

Men and Machines

Men and Machines Author :
Release : 1969
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Machines and energy

Machines and energy Author : Eric J. Barker
Release : 1966
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File Size : 41.82 MB
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Electronic Musician

Electronic Musician Author :
Release : 1988
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File Size : 85.4 MB
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Not Servants, Not Machines

Not Servants, Not Machines Author : Jean Tepperman
Release : 1976
Publisher : Boston : Beacon Press
ISBN :
File Size : 80.25 MB
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Talking of Management

Talking of Management Author :
Release : 1967
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File Size : 79.94 MB
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Talking Figure Skating

Talking Figure Skating Author : Beverley Smith
Release : 1997
Publisher : McClelland & Stewart Limited
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File Size : 84.31 MB
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In "Inside Figure Skating", award-winning sports journalist Beverley Smith draws on some 16 years covering figure skating for the "Globe and Mail" to introduce the reader to the behind-the-scenes world of figure skating and to many of those who make the magic happen.