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Meaning in Technology

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In previous books Arnold Pacey has written about the role of ideas and ideals in the creation of technology, about the global history of technology, and about how the complex interaction of political, cultural, economic, and scientific influences determines the course of technological practice. In "Meaning in Technology," he explores how an individual's sense of purpose an ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published July 30th 1999 by MIT Press (MA)
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Bryan Kibbe
This is a book that starts with a great idea, namely an investigation into the personal experience of technological devices, as particularly informed by music and rhythm. However, I found the follow through lacking. The book is tremendously well researched, with a myriad of interesting references to other writers, researchers, and historical examples of technological use. However, I kept waiting for the author to offer a more comprehensive and synthesizing take on the variety of sources and insi ...more
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