class13 - Efficiency and synchronization Synchronizing is a...

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1 Toward a Culture of Efficiency 1/3 innovation 1/3 right audience 1/3 time in history Culture of efficiency • Ideally, allows us to do things with less effort • Often associated with financial cost • Is this really true? Entertainment Technologies • What happens when entertainment and necessary technologies converge? • Computers, tv, Internet, cell phones, music
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2 Leisure time • Americans had the greatest amount of leisure time in 1973 • Today, the average American works one month longer per year, than they did in 1973
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Unformatted text preview: Efficiency and synchronization Synchronizing is a linear concept Asynchronicity is working in disjointed, or non-fluid time How does daylight saving time change your lifestyle? Attitudes How much you get done Feelings of being house-bound or having spring fever? 3 Technological time Impact of the telegraph and train service on time zones Time clock Fordism and Taylorism Multitasking Is it really possible? How do we measure productivity and efficiency?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2009 for the course COMM 334 taught by Professor Jaricehanson during the Spring '09 term at UMass (Amherst).

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