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The Resource Retooling : a historian confronts technological change, Rosalind Williams

Retooling : a historian confronts technological change, Rosalind Williams

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Retooling : a historian confronts technological change
Title
Retooling
Title remainder
a historian confronts technological change
Statement of responsibility
Rosalind Williams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A humanistic account of the changing role of technology in society, by a historian and a former Dean of Students and Undergraduate Education at MIT.When Warren Kendall Lewis left Spring Garden Farm in Delaware in 1901 to enter MIT, he had no idea that he was becoming part of a profession that would bring untold good to his country but would also contribute to the death of his family's farm. In this book written a century later, Professor Lewis's granddaughter, a cultural historian who has served in the administration of MIT, uses her grandfather's and her own experience to make sense of the rapidly changing role of technology in contemporary life.Rosalind Williams served as Dean of Students and Undergraduate Education at MIT from 1995 through 2000. From this vantage point, she watched a wave of changes, some planned and some unexpected, transform many aspects of social and working life--from how students are taught to how research and accounting are done--at this major site of technological innovation. In Retooling, she uses this local knowledge to draw more general insights into contemporary society's obsession with technology.Today technology-driven change defines human desires, anxieties, memories, imagination, and experiences of time and space in unprecedented ways. But technology, and specifically information technology, does not simply influence culture and society; it is itself inherently cultural and social. If there is to be any reconciliation between technological change and community, Williams argues, it will come from connecting technological and social innovation--a connection demonstrated in the history that unfolds in this absorbing book
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Rosalind H
Dewey number
303.48/3/0973
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
T173.8
LC item number
.W55 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Technology
  • Technological innovations
  • SCIENCE
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Technological innovations
  • Technology
  • United States
Label
Retooling : a historian confronts technological change, Rosalind Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Living in a Technological World -- 2. The Expansive Disintegration of Engineering -- 3. Technology and Business -- 4. Technology and Community -- 5. Men and Women in a Technological World -- 6. Coda: Living in a Historical World
Control code
51969568
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 252 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262232234
Lccn
2001060365
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780262232234
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 5935
  • 9780262286299
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51969568
Label
Retooling : a historian confronts technological change, Rosalind Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Living in a Technological World -- 2. The Expansive Disintegration of Engineering -- 3. Technology and Business -- 4. Technology and Community -- 5. Men and Women in a Technological World -- 6. Coda: Living in a Historical World
Control code
51969568
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 252 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262232234
Lccn
2001060365
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780262232234
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 5935
  • 9780262286299
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51969568

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