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9/21/11 Final questions Choose one: 1) How important was war to technological develop- ments in the twentieth century? 2) How important were non-technological factors in the development of technological systems during the twentieth-century?
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9/21/11 Change and Continuity Does technology only change? Many technologies and contexts remain the same.
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9/21/11 Change and Continuity I. Hardware matters -- Egypt, Jan. 2011: cutting off the net -- Internet Service Providers withdrew their BGP signals/advertisements -- Border Gateway Protocols: exchange information with Internet Service Providers about available packet routing
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9/21/11 Change and Continuity II. Factories matter A. black fallout -- Handan, China -- coal and iron ore, railway line -- Hangang steel factory -- ThyssenKrupp’s old steel mill -- Ruhr Valley, Germany -- trend since 1990s
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9/21/11 Change and Continuity II. Factories matter B. life under fallout
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Unformatted text preview: -- authorities acknowledge carcinogens in dust-- in operation 24 hours/day-- no eating outdoors-- kids put cotton in ears to sleep-- Hangang knocks 10 years off peoples lives, Tian Lanxiu (no direct evidence) 9/21/11 Change and Continuity II. Factories matter C. the promise and the hope-- 350% increase in production, 1996-2006 (Hangang)-- China produces 38% worlds steel-- regenerated old, waning city-- The shortfall of environmental production is one of the main reasons why our exports are cheaper. This is hardly an edge that we should be proud of. Chen Kexin, economist with Chinese Ministry of Commerce-- Beijing now discourages steel exports 9/21/11 Hangang Steel Mill http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/21/world/asia/21transfer.html 9/21/11 http://chinhdangvu.blogspot.com/2008/01/china-grabs-wests-smoke-spewing.html...
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