Technology as a Cultural Force: For Alena and Griffin

@article{Borgmann2006TechnologyAA,
  title={Technology as a Cultural Force: For Alena and Griffin},
  author={Albert Borgmann},
  journal={The Canadian Journal of Sociology},
  year={2006},
  volume={31},
  pages={351 - 360}
}
  • A. Borgmann
  • Published 6 September 2006
  • Economics
  • The Canadian Journal of Sociology
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