Sunday Book-Thought 67

Computers can do better than ever what needn’t be done at all.
Making sense is still a human monopoly.
Computers need only programmed instructions and codified inputs to handle sequential data and analysis to yield information more rapidly than people. But no computer ‘know-how’ can transform breakdowns into breakthroughs without human insight. Knowing what to do is still a human monopoly. Only people can make sense by dislocating unfamiliar situations into meaning.
Marshall McLuhan and Barrington NevittTake Today: The Executive as Dropout (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1972), p. 109 (emphasis original).

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