Technology: The medium is the message


Creation of Practical Electricity Before Edison Michael Brian Schiffer (MIT Press, 2011; $19) Behavioural archaeologist Michael Schiffer investigates electricity technologies before Thomas Edison’s success. He shows why some made an impact while others failed, and the role of scientific authority in determining their fate. Information is the paradigm of our… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/471300a


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