Our Relationship with Computers

Ergonomics: It isn’t about adapting to conditions. It’s about a relationship.  And as we know all relationships sometimes have their problems.

Since the early 80’s the green blue glow of computer screens have become a fixture on office desktops. And a lot of time, energy and money has been directed towards the functioning of humans in our new computer dominated workplaces. Most of these resources have been committed to the new science of ergonomics. What I call making square pegs fit into round holes.

Ergonomics pretends to be as Webster’s New World Dictionary (College Edition) defines it as “The study of the problems of people in adjusting to their environment; especially the science that seeks to adapt work or working conditions to suit the worker.”

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Mike Martin
Mike Martin is a writer and consultant specializing in communications and wellness issues.
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