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Mey, Jacob L. 2000. The computer as prosthesis: Reflections on the use of a metaphor. Cognitive research of language 24 : 15–30. 16 pp.
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Metaphors characterizing the computer and its use by humans are discussed, with focus on the metaphor COMPUTERS ARE PROSTHESES. The pros and cons of using this metaphor are weighed, and perspective on and implications for the newly emerging subdiscipline of cognitive technology are discussed. (LLBA 2000, vol. 34, n. 3)