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The Technological Fix

How People Use Technology to Create and Solve Problems

Edited by Lisa Rosner

Routledge – 2004 – 272 pages

Series: Hagley Perspectives on Business and Culture

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Description

The term "technological fix" should mean a fix provided by technology--a solution for all of our problems, from medicine and food production to the environment and business. Instead, technological fix has come to mean a cheap, quick fix using inappropriate technology that usually creates more problems than it solves. This collection sets out the distinction between a technological fix and a true technological solution.<br><br>Bringing together scholars from a variety of disciplines, the essays trace the technological fix as it has appeared throughout the twentieth century. Addressing such "fixes" as artificial hearts, industrial agriculture and climate engineering, these essays examine our need to turn to technology for solutions to all of our problems.

Author Bio

Lisa Rosner is Professor of History at Richard Stockton College. A specialist in the history of science, technology, and medicine, she is the consulting editor of The Chronology of Science from Stonehenge to the Human Genome Project.

Name: The Technological Fix: How People Use Technology to Create and Solve Problems (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Lisa Rosner. The term "technological fix" should mean a fix provided by technology--a solution for all of our problems, from medicine and food production to the environment and business. Instead, technological fix has come to mean a cheap, quick fix using...
Categories: American History, History of Science & Technology, Social & Cultural History