Enid Mumford (1924-2006) was a pioneer in the sociotechnical design of computer systems. Prof Mumford’s work successfully investigated the introduction and implementation of computer systems by... More > large corporations and governments.
Mumford’s ETHICS approach to software development emphasizes user participation, thus avoiding many of the problems of introducing new systems. It takes a holistic view of organizations, unifying both social and technological solutions.
This updated edition of Mumford’s book, Designing Human Systems, describes how modern agile programming techniques complement the ETHICS method. Together, the two methods cover both user and developer issues. This integrated approach offers an improved methodology for successful software development projects.< Less
The relationship between vitamin C and health is controversial. Double Nobel Prize winner, Linus Pauling, argued that ascorbate could prevent or cure heart disease, stroke, cancer and infections.... More > Conventional experts disagreed, disparaging supplements in favour of fruits and vegetables.
This book presents a new model, describing the action of vitamin C in health and disease. It demonstrates conclusively that the establishment has misinterpreted the evidence, potentially resulting in epidemic levels of avoidable disease. The dynamic flow model explains the current results and points the way for future experiments.
Vitamin C supplementation could eradicate many diseases. In pharmacological doses, it could cure the major killers of the industrialised world. Failure to test these ideas may condemn countless people to chronic illness and premature death.< Less
Many people consuming RDA levels of
vitamins are likely to suffer from deficiency
disease and premature death. Current
official recommendations for nutrient
intakes are inappropriate. As this book... More >
demonstrates, the recommended dietary
intake for vitamin C owes more to politics and
prejudice than to science. Furthermore, the research
behind the RDA values for vitamin C is biased and
This book presents an open challenge to the
government “experts”, who support the out-of-date
RDA approach to nutrition and thereby endanger
the health of the entire population.
For people who value the peer review process, this book was read by thousands, including doctors and scientists. The readers reported no significant scientific errors. The authors therefore assert that the RDA and the Codex justification for low intakes of vitamin C are both invalid and indefensible.< Less