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“The Dawn Watch – Joseph Conrad in a Global World” by Maya Jasanoff, published 2017

This book surprised me. I expected it to be “heavy”. The scholarly notes run to 43 pages.

It was totally the opposite – brisk and entertaining. 366 more words

History Of Technology

Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.

Definition Of Technology

the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry. 808 more words


Smell-O-Vision, Astrocolor and Other Film Industry Inventions That Proved To Be Flops

From Smithsonian.com

IMAX is hugely popular, while virtual reality movies are gaining steam. But what about film inventions that never took off? When will they get their due? 103 more words


Member of the Week: Margaret O'Mara

Margaret O’Mara

Professor of History

University of Washington

Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest?

I’m currently working on a book about the history of the American high-tech industry—from semiconductors to social media—and its relationship to the worlds of politics and finance. 846 more words

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Why the Luddites Matter

Chant no more your old rhymes about bold Robin Hood,

His feats I but little admire

I will sing the achievements of General Ludd

Now the Hero of Nottinghamshire…

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Book review: The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

For those interested in the history of electronics and computing, The Innovators is the book for you. Isaacson starts with Ada Lovelace and then divides the chapters chronologically by technology: The Computer, Programming, The Transistor, The Microchip, Video Games, The Internet, The Personal Computer, Software, Online, The Web. 553 more words

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By: Charles R. (Bob) Hitz       Blog # 42 Final                  Dec. 28, 2017

By December 2017 the John N. Cobb was finally getting the loving care that she deserved after she was decommissioned in 2008.   745 more words

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