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Humans and Automation 

Title: Humans and automation : system design and research issues Editor: Thomas B. Sheridan Publisher:New York : Santa Monica, Calif. : John Wiley Published in cooperation with Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, c2002 Check It OutTA167 .S48 2002 From the Publisher: Human factors, also known as human engineering or human factors engineering, is the application of behavioral and biological sciences to the design of machines and human-machine systems. Automation refers to the mechanization and integration of the sensing of environmental variables, …

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Of Metal Boxes and Money Trees 

Intent on depositing a week’s worth of waitressing wages and tips, I was directed by the suited teller to a metal box in the entrance to my local bank. I was working that summer in an ice cream parlor, saving my hard-earned dollars for college, and I worried whether automation would prove a reliable substitute …

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