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Infrastructure and Modernity : Force , Time , and Social Organization in the History of Sociotechnical Systems

@inproceedings{Edwards2001InfrastructureAM,
  title={Infrastructure and Modernity : Force , Time , and Social Organization in the History of Sociotechnical Systems},
  author={Paul N. Edwards},
  year={2001}
}
This is true despite modernity’s constitutive babble/Babel of discourses about “technology.” Technology talk rarely concerns the full suite of sociotechnical systems characteristic of modern societies. Instead, at any given moment most technology discourse is about high tech, i.e. new or rapidly changing technologies. Today, these include handheld computers, genetically modified foods, the Global Positioning System, and the World Wide Web. Television, indoor plumbing, and ordinary telephony… 

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