Speaking Machine and Human in the Second Machine Age

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When I was first starting to formally study design in the late 80s, I came across a book at the MIT Press bookstore with the weighty title, “Theory and Design in the First Machine Age,” written by the architectural critic Reyner Banham.

Machines don’t need to take breaks, you can pour fuel into them while they’re running, and they can operate continuously.

The cloud projects no tangible trace of its existence, but it responds to those who speak machine during this second machine age.

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John Maeda: Technologist and product experience leader that bridges business, engineering, design via working inclusively. Happily working at Everbridge☁️ :+).

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