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Technology and Social Change


reviewed by Seymour L. Wolfbein 1965

coverTitle: Technology and Social Change
Author(s): E. Ginzberg
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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"The difference between a medicinal dose of strychnine and a fatal one is also one of degree," remarked Norbert Wiener in The Human Use of Human Beings as he commented on the question of whether recent technological advance is really different in kind rather than in degree from what we have experienced in the past. That highly relevant, if acid, remark was made more than a decade ago, but the debate, of course, continues without any signs of letting up. The dialogue also goes on concerning the related question of whether automation and technological change are accelerating in their advance and in their impact or are just continuing on their steady course as the official government productivity statistics seem to show. These dialogues and debates go beyond great exercises in economic theory or in the review and analysis of statistics. They can go to the heart of the design of both... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 66 Number 7, 1965, p. 651-651
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2522, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 10:21:01 AM

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