The list author says: "Some of the reference books for this field, that introduced new concepts. There are many articles discussing and citing these. If you are new to the field, I think it is best to start with the "foundation" then the other groups of authors. STS foundation: Pintch-Bijker, Hughes, Callon, Nelson, Winter, Dosi, Kemp (social constructivist models, technological paradigm, sustainability) STS intermediate: Freeman, Perez (change, economics theory, development of the technology paradigm with the innovation model) STS advanced: Goldman, and any recent (technology policy, philosophy of technology) Altough history of science/philosophy of science sound to be a similar field, in fact I found it to be quite different. History of science is more about how scientific reasoning is done, how the logical approaches are different, while I found that history of technology is much closer to sociology, and analysing the behaviour of the technology driven world around us. My experience of teaching Technology as a Social Problem, Technology Assessment and similar courses to engineering students, is that they find very interesting to take a reflexive view on our own behaviour. Then, my experience of working in corporate R&D, is that having some understanding of the social processes of the technology world can make the innovation process much more efficient, greatly speeding up route to market and troubleshooting."
"One of the main reference works in STS (Science, Technology, Society). It has articles collected about the topic, published in 1989. To me, the most interesting is still "The evolution of large technological systems" by Thomas P. Hughes. I could hardly imagine a bookshelf of history of technology without this book. (Social constructivist model)"
"A many times referenced book in history of technology. This is a collection of articles of many authors, originally presented in 1987 in a workshop in the Netherlands. Shaping technology, technological frame, seamless web. (Social constructivist model)"