Information systems: a cyborg discipline?

Ramage, Magnus (2004). Information systems: a cyborg discipline? In: Kaplan, Bonnie; Truex, Dwayne P.; Wastell, David; Wood-Harper, A. Trevor and DeGross, Janice I. eds. Information systems research: relevant theory and informed practice. IFIP International Federation for Information Processing (143). Boston, USA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.



This paper argues for a model of information systems in terms of cyborgs – a boundary-crossing mixture of the technical and the social. The argument for this model is substantiated from the personal experience of the author, presented as examples of being a cyborg researcher within a disciplinary context. Lessons for information systems are drawn.

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