Computer information systems persistent struggles for humanism: an antithesis
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Computerized Information Systems have successfully been used in organizations to improve the efficiency, speed and accuracy of doing repetitive tasks. However, organizations have added more expectations to their capabilities and now expect them to completely play the roles of humans. This has not been a complete failure, neither has it been a resounding success. This lecture raises some issues that require attention when designing IS if they are to completely replace humans in organizational roles. Besides incorporating the principles of romanticism in the IS design, methods should be found that allow the inscription of consciousness, freewill and interests among a plethora of other issues into the IS artefacts. This lecture is grounded more in the philosophical arguments of IS-organization relations.