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Closing the Ranks Definition and Stabilization of Radioactive Wastes in the US Atomic Energy Commission 19451960
Artifacts and Frames of Meaning Thomas A Edison His Managers and the Cultural Construction of Motion Pictures
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Technology Testing Text Clinical Budgeting in the UK National Health Service
Postscript Technology Stability and Social Theory
The DeScription of Technical Objects
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Page 3 - ... of the technologies were made according to their mindscapes and perceptual reach, thereby indirectly predetermining future landscapes. Our technologies mirror our societies. They reproduce and embody the complex interplay of professional, technical, economic, and political factors. . . . The idea of 'pure' technology is nonsense. Technologies always embody compromise, politics, economics, theories of the strength of materials, notions about what is beautiful or worthwhile, professional preferences,...