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Du mythe de l'automatisation au savoir-faire des petites mains : une histoire des datacenters par la panne

Abstract : This article aims to uncover the historical process of server concentration, initiated in the oldest computer rooms and leading to the ultimate contemporary secure datacenters. In a world designed to eliminate them, failures persist paradoxically due to a phenomenon of security recursion. Finally, the permanence of technical action and human know-how in an allegedly automated industrial world is striking, to such an extent that the article links this sociography of digital infrastructures to a global history of industrialization, aiming to show that far from soothing discourses on disruptive innovation, the little hands that repair and carry out daily maintenance are at the heart of the deployment of contemporary large technical systems, offering the illusion of reliable and permanently available technologies
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Guillaume Carnino, Clément Marquet. Du mythe de l'automatisation au savoir-faire des petites mains : une histoire des datacenters par la panne. Artefact : techniques, histoire et sciences humaines, CNRS éditions, Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2019, Pannes et accidents (XIXe-XXIe siècle), 11, pp.163 - 190. ⟨10.4000/artefact.4731⟩. ⟨halshs-02625899v2⟩

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