The "Industrial Revolution" in the home: household technology and social change in the 20th century.

  title={The "Industrial Revolution" in the home: household technology and social change in the 20th century.},
  author={Ruth Schwartz Cowan},
  journal={Technology and culture},
  volume={17 1},
  • R. Cowan
  • Published 1976
  • History, Economics
  • Technology and culture
When we think about the interaction between technology and society, we tend to think in fairly grandiose terms: massive computers invading the workplace, railroad tracks cutting through vast wildernesses, armies of woman and children toiling in the mills. These grand visions have blinded us to an important and rather peculiar technological revolution which has been going on right under our noses: the technological revolution in the home. This revolution has transformed the conduct of our daily… 

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