"Inventing Accuracy is a brilliant achievement that will, if we are fortunate, change widespread misunderstandings about technological innovation. The strength of this book lies not only in its extremely clear and nuanced theoretical statements, but also in its rich historical narrative. This book should be of great interest to a diverse audience. It also provides a creative, if extremely demanding, model for future scholarship on technology and national security. Lynn Eden, Survival
"This is a great piece of sociology and a great book.... gripping, superbly researched, fair, sympathetic, and ultimately, hopeful." Steven Shapin, American Journal of Sociology
About the Author
Donald MacKenzie is Professor of Sociology (Personal Chair) at the University of Edinburgh. His books include Inventing Accuracy
(1990), Knowing Machines
(1996), and Mechanizing Proof
(2001), all published by the MIT Press. Portions of An Engine, not a Camera
won the Viviana A. Zelizer Prize in economic sociology from the American Sociological Association.