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    Knowing Machines Essays on Technical Change [Pdf Download] characters å eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Donald Angus MacKenzie Donald Angus MacKenzie ´ 8 free read 2009 08 05 impulse acuisition This book suffered from being written by a sociologist who 1 wasted a bunch of time up front with extended abou

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    free download Knowing Machines Essays on Technical Change Knowing Machines Essays on Technical Change [Pdf Download] characters å eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Donald Angus MacKenzie This basically ualifies as sociology of technology which is a little bit like sociology of science so if you're allergic to that stuff you've been warned

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    Knowing Machines Essays on Technical Change [Pdf Download] Donald Angus MacKenzie ´ 8 free read characters å eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Donald Angus MacKenzie Not really sure I want to read all of this but I remember reading some of them in school and they were interesting Uninvention is an interest o

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  • Paperback
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  • Knowing Machines Essays on Technical Change
  • Donald Angus MacKenzie
  • English
  • 03 March 2020
  • 9780262631884

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summary Knowing Machines Essays on Technical Change ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Debates in technology studies Two conceptual essays are followed by seven empirical essays focusing on the laser gyroscopes that are central to modern aircraft navigation technology supercomputers with a particular emphasis on their use in the design of nuclear weapons the application of mathematical proof in the design of computer systems computer related accidental deaths and the nature of the knowledge that is needed to design a nuclear bo. This basically ualifies as sociology of technology which is a little bit like sociology of science so if you re allergic to that stuff you ve been warned

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summary Knowing Machines Essays on Technical Change ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ranging from broad inuiries into the roles of economics and sociology in the explanation of technological change to an argument for the possibility of uninventing nuclear weapons this selection of Donald MacKenzie's essays provides a solid introduction to the style and the substance of the sociology of technologyThe essays are tied together by their explorations of connections primarily among technology society and knowledge and by their gene. Over lunch last summer I was talking to a colleague about some work I m involved with on micro machined gyroscope design I was very surprised by how much he knew about gyroscopes though he knows a lot of things I didn t really expect him to come to the conversation knowing about Delco s HRG design about the Sarnac effect or about the trouble with lock in in early laser gyroscopes But then he told me that he d read an interesting article by a sociologist of technology that talked about the design history of the laser gyro and the various influences that lead to its relative success I ll bring it for you to read he saidThat was several months ago and this evening I finally sat down to read it It is indeed a very interesting book Apart from the chapter on the Sagnac effect and the evolution of the laser gyro I was intrigued by the essay on how the national labs influenced supercomputing something rather pertinent to me and the essay The Charismatic Engineer about Seymour Cray And then there s the essay Negating Arithmetic Constructing Proof The first half of which was about the development of the IEEE 754 floating point standard a topic that I happen to know in intimate detail and the history of which I know uite well and never thought that I would read about from the perspective of a sociologistThe most interesting essay though was the last one The Uninvention of Nuclear Weapons As a computational scientist who works closely with experimentalists this was again almost unsettlingly close to home The main point of the article was that nuclear weapon design involves a lot of tacit knowledge what one friend calls engineering sense about the limits of different simulation codes and approximation methods and that tacit knowledge is built on comparison of those codes and approximations to real experimental data With a nuclear test ban in place will that tacit knowledge fade thus possibly uninventing the practical aspects of nuclear weapon design Even granting that the world might have been better off without nukes I find this thought somewhat unsettling What benign tacit knowledge might we be losing even now Clever Letters Fun Ways to Wiggle Your Words American Girl Library of economics and sociology in the explanation Student Orientation of technological change to an argument for the possibility Uncle Sam's CamelsThe Journal of May Humphreys Stacey Supplemented by the Report of of Edward Fitzgerald Beale of uninventing nuclear weapons this selection Submitting to the Wolves Wolf Mountain #3 of Donald MacKenzie's essays provides a solid introduction to the style and the substance Where She Went of the sociology Raped By A Horse For Blackmail of technologyThe essays are tied together by their explorations Dancer of the Nile of connections primarily among technology society and knowledge and by their gene. 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summary Knowing Machines Essays on Technical Change ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ral focus on modern high technology They also share an emphasis on the complexity of technological formation and fixation and on the role of belief especially self validating belief in technological changeTwo of the articles won major prizes on their original journal publication and all but one date from 1991 or later A substantial new introduction outlines the common themes underlying this body of work and places it in the context of recent. 2009 08 05 impulse acuisition This book suffered from being written by a sociologist who 1 wasted a bunch of time up front with extended about three chapters worth nonsense of a sociological nature i continue to wait eagerly for something of merit to emerge from this social science and 2 terminated each of the subseuent admittedly pretty good essays on technological development with a confusing unsettling reference back to the first sociological principles detailed early on On the other hand this pattern became useful because it signaled precisely where one ought stop reading each chapter Most laughable was his suggestion that we can uninvent nuclear weapons brother I m a contradiction of that hypothesis all my own I m rather offended at the ethical aspects of such a suggestion perhaps than the stupidity yes Mr MacKenzie let s please return to an era where macroscopic protracted war via chemical and mechanical death every few decades is the norm Let s look to Rwanda Sudan and Congo as fine examples of the base decency of man when the nuclear genie s still in the bottle I d far rather be hacked to death with a machete by my neighbor than leave some megatonnage under PAL locks Fool you have nuclear weapons to thank