As a Utility – Metaphors of Information Technologies
2016 (English)In: Human IT, ISSN 1402-1501, E-ISSN 1402-151X, Vol. 13, no 2, 47-80 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Building on conceptual metaphor theory, this article investigates and argues the importance of the utility metaphor in discussions shaping information technologies. The results reveal that the utility metaphor has been evoked in different shapes and forms continually since the late fifties relating, for example, to concepts such as Time-sharing, Computer networks, The computer grid, Utility computing, and – the contemporary metaphor – Cloud computing.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borås: Högskolan i Borås, 2016. Vol. 13, no 2, 47-80 p.
Conceptual metaphor theory, cloud computing, perceptions, information technology, Social shaping of technology
Other Computer and Information Science Information Studies
Research subject Library and Information Science; Bussiness and IT
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-10679OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-10679DiVA: diva2:968112