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Electronic Dreams: a review

Tom Lean
Electronic Dreams. How 1980s Britain learned to love the computer
London, Bloomsbury, 2016
978-1-4729-1833-8

A character in Alan Bennett’s play The History Boys… 1,008 more words

Academic Writing

Another Astoria, 1947, moment

What I love most about writing history is the way information connects and how stories can be woven into frameworks for a greater understanding. History is not about the past, it is a powerful lens that allows you to understand the present and our place in it. 417 more words

Pacific Fishing History Project

Christmas Trilogy 2016 Part 2: What a difference an engine makes

Charles Babbage is credited with having devised the first ever special-purpose mechanical computer as well as the first ever general-purpose mechanical computer. The first claim seems rather dubious in an age where there is general agreement that the Antikythera mechanism is some sort of analogue computer. 1,204 more words

Myths Of Science

The Artificial Kidney

By Gill Paul 

During the Second World War, Dr. Willem Kolff used parts from an old car motor, washing-machine components, orange-juice cans and sausage skins to create the world’s first artificial kidney. 981 more words

History Of Technology

Werner von Siemens and Erlangen

I (almost)[1] live in the town of Erlangen in Franconia, in Southern Germany. Erlangen is a university town with an official population of about 110 000. 1,238 more words

History Of Science

Technology and Gender

Technology and Gender: Fabrics of Power in Late Imperial China, Francesca Bray

            Making use of a broad definition of technology — “an action performed on some form of inanimate or animate matter, designed to produce an object with human meaning … exercised in its social context” 767 more words

Summaries & Reviews

What is Technology ?

Introduction

In simple words, Technology means “science of craft”. It is the collection of techniques, skills, methods and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation. 3,339 more words

Effects Of Technology