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Astounding book that has completely flipped my way of thinking about historical developments of technology and, by extension, media objects I was familiar with the approaches put forward in the book through second hand sources, but seeing their beginnings and formulations not to mention how they are in dialogue with one another is so muchhelpful I would really suggest that this be required reading for any sort of media history course even though the case studies are dry and do not d Astounding book that has completely flipped my way of thinking about historical developments of technology and, by extension, media objects I was familiar with the approaches put forward in the book through second hand sources, but seeing their beginnings and formulations not to mention how they are in dialogue with one another is so muchhelpful I would really suggest that this be required reading for any sort of media history course even though the case studies are dry and do not deal with what we traditionally consider media, they are still invaluable for anyone seriously interested in the sociological and historical development of media technologies.It takes a while to get into the ways of thinking being discussed, but once you get it down it all sort of clicks I will say that the final section about AI aren t as useful as the preceding ones, but that is a minor quibble I have a business background and honestly instead of a history book, I have found a primative business book when I finished reading this book The networks and consumption theories that are written here are old. Interesting book Very dry and at times geared towards someone with expertise in the field being discussed. &FREE PDF ✘ The Social Construction of Technological Systems: New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology ⇦ The impact of technology on society is clear and unmistakable The influence of society on technology is subtle Theessays in this book draw on a wide array of case studies from cooking stoves to missile systems, from th century Portugal to today s AI labs to outline an original research program based on a synthesis of ideas from the social studies of science and the history of technology Together they affirm the need for a study of technology that gives equal weight to technical, social, economic, and political questionsWiebe E Bijker teaches in the Department of General Sciences at the University of Limburg in The Netherlands Thomas P Hughes is Professor of the History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania, and Trevor Pinch is Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of York in England