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A little bit dated but an interesting look at the potential and proven consequences of technological changes. Read morePublished 15 months ago by pdive
very interesting perspective on technology... love this stuff. Very well researched book with a lot of bibliography so I can check out some of the primary sourcesPublished on October 2, 2013 by al reed
This really is a book about hubris. Designers wrongly assume that technology and especially systems only can perform the tasks their designers intended. Read morePublished on April 5, 2013 by John F. Ellingson
Yet another purchase made for my husband. He loves analytical books and very much enjoyed reading this. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys these types of reads.Published on December 7, 2012 by MrsMagic
This very interesting subject is sadly let down by the parochial point of view of the writer who has concentrated on a USA-centric view of the world, the the almost complete... Read morePublished on September 30, 2010 by Renaud Olgiati
Enough of beating up on people who try to improve the human condition! Of course, there will be unintended consequences. How do we avoid them?Published on March 12, 2010 by R. H. Kurtz
The best things about this book were the chapters on environmental disasters and invasive species. Those are the bits which have really stuck with me since I read the book. Read morePublished on November 18, 2009 by frumiousb
Did you know that starlings, a major pest today, were probably brought over to the U.S. in hopes that they would eat crop-hungry caterpillars? Read morePublished on November 8, 2009 by ed
Ever since we have been trying to improve our environment or ourselves things seem to go unexpectidly wrong. This book has some compelling arguments about why. Read morePublished on October 7, 2009 by John B. Walker