However, workers feared that machines would make their skills obsolete and resisted
the push toward “progress.”
4) Some changes matter more than others. Some changes (such as clothing fads) have
only passing significance; others (like the invention of computers) have already changed
the world. Will the Information Revolution turn out to be as important as the Industrial
Revolution? Like the automobile and television, computers have both positive and
negative effects, providing new kinds of jobs while eliminating old ones, linking people in
global electronic networks while isolating people in offices, offering vast amounts of
information while threatening personal privacy.
Chapter 16. Answer should include the definitions of emergence, coalescence,
bureaucratization, and decline.