2.1 The individual: an average day

If I take an average day in my life, I find myself surrounded by computers, most of which are invisible to me. This section looks at where computers are found in the course of everyday life. It aims to:

  • place computers in the context of the activities we do and the things we handle in our day-to-day lives.

But it does this from two points of view: the individual and the commercial organisation.


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If discourse is doing something rather than doing nothing, what kinds of things are being done? We can see that Diana's account in Extract 1, like all accounts, constructs a version of social reality. When we talk we have open to us multiple possibilities for characterizing ourselves and events. Indeed, there are many ways Diana could have answered Bashir's first question in the extract above. Any one description competes with a range of alternatives and indeed some of these alternativ
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