A history of technology we use – rather than invent

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  1. Jim

    I really liked Brian Winston’s “Media Technology and Society – A History from the Telegraph to the Internet”. While I have never found the time to read it from cover to cover (it’s pretty thick!) even picking it up and reading one section at a time is great fun.

    His view is that new media (from the telegraph onwards is “the product of a constant play-off between social necessity and supression”. Some real insight into the reality of the lives of the “inventors” too – although I am not sure his model really includes inventors as they are normally thought about!

    Pete

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