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Just Read

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Rover977, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Rover977

    Rover977 Byte Poster

    Just read

    The Case for Working with Your Hands: Or Why Office Work is Bad for Us and Fixing Things Feels Good: Amazon.co.uk: Matthew Crawford: Books

    One of the best books I've ever read.

    I think IT is in some ways a hybrid - it is work related to the 'office' environment, but is also a form of engineering, requiring practical skills.

    Computing ranges from the practical such as PC building and trouble-shooting right through to the abstract, almost mathematical, thinking required in programming. And also, computing is partly an art and partly a science, eg especially in web design or in computer games can this can be seen.

    I wonder what IT people think about this idea that 'Office Work is Bad for Us and Fixing Things Feels Good' ?

    For anybody interested in the work environment, and what types of work are good or bad for us, this book is truly outstanding - I could not recommend it enough.

    Question is - what are the good and bad things about IT work ?
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Cisco CCNA
    WIP: Maths

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