The Buddhist point of view takes the function of work to be at least threefold: to give a man a chance to utilise and develop his faculties; to enable him to overcome his egocentredness by joining with other people in a common task; and to bring forth the goods and services needed for a becoming existence.
this is the closest i’ve read to a qualification similar to what we developed last class. or, at least, i’m tempted to say that our qualifications apply.
the first qualification – “a chance to utilise and develop his faculties” – reminds me of englebart and licklader. he continues,
there are therefore two types of mechanisation which must be clearly distinguished: one that enhances a man’s skill and power and one that turns the work of man over to a mechanical slave, leaving man in a position of having to serve the slave.
i’m wondering which of these, if not both, modern human-computer interaction has achieved?