ERIC Number: EJ298433
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Live, Dead, and Terminally Ill Metaphors in Computer Terminology, or Who Is More Human, the Programmer or the Computer?
Nilsen, Don L. F.
Educational Technology, v24 n2 p27-29 Feb 1984
Discusses the botanical, animal, clothing, and genealogy metaphors and personification present in terminology which describes the computer and its functions, and asserts that computers are becoming so personified there is little difference between terms associated with humans and computers. It is also suggested that programmers are becoming less human. (MBR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A