Telephone: The Life Story of a Technology (Greenwood Technologies Series)

Telephone: The Life Story of a Technology (Greenwood Technologies Series)

by David Mercer
     
 

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The telephone has played a central role in shaping the way we communicate. From the telegraph in the 19th century through the mobile phone of today, the technology of the telephone has drastically altered how people work, how they keep in touch with friends and loved ones, and how they organize their daily lives. It has also been crucial in enabling governments and

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Overview

The telephone has played a central role in shaping the way we communicate. From the telegraph in the 19th century through the mobile phone of today, the technology of the telephone has drastically altered how people work, how they keep in touch with friends and loved ones, and how they organize their daily lives. It has also been crucial in enabling governments and large organizations to extend their influence, both within and across nations, and has required wide-ranging changes in the law and in business practices. This volume in the Greenwood Technographies series examines the life story of the telephone and shows how this ubiquitous technology so completely impacts our lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313024733
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/2006
Series:
Greenwood Technographies
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

DAVID MERCER is Associate Professor in the Science Technology and Society Program at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Metascience, and has published extensively in areas of social studies of science

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