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Developing the New Product Design

P. A. Geroski

in The Evolution of New Markets

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248896
eISBN:
9780191596308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248893.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Explains how from a muddle of product proliferation, emerges a dominant design. It begins by noting the interest that both consumers and producers have to standardize products. Then identifies the ... More


Introduction

Peter Messent

in Mark Twain and Male Friendship: The Twichell, Howells, and Rogers Friendships

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391169
eISBN:
9780199866656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391169.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Brief discussion of the nature of male friendship and framing introductory comments on the three friendships to be explored.


Law and Machine Technology

Susan W. Brenner

in Law in an Era of “Smart” Technology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195333480
eISBN:
9780199855353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333480.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter traces the evolution of machine technologies. They replace human effort with artificial, machine effort and let humans accomplish things that were not possible before. It traces the ... More


Gender, Technology and the New Woman

Lena Wånggren

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474416269
eISBN:
9781474434645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416269.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book examines late nineteenth-century feminism in relation to technologies of the time, marking the crucial role of technology in social and literary struggles for equality. The New Woman, the ... More


Time Restored: The Harrison timekeepers and R.T. Gould, the man who knew (almost) everything

Jonathan Betts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198568025
eISBN:
9780191718144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568025.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This is the story of Rupert T. Gould (1890-1948), the polymath and horologist. A remarkable man, Lt Cmdr Gould made important contributions in an extraordinary range of subject areas throughout his ... More


Synge’s Typewriter: The Technological Sublime in Edwardian Ireland 1

Chris Morash

in Synge and Edwardian Ireland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609888
eISBN:
9780191731778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609888.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter begins by noting that John Millington Synge’s experience of pre-modern rural Irish cultures was mediated by modern communications technologies: the typewriter and the camera. The ... More


Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound

Lori Emerson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691258
eISBN:
9781452949482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691258.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound probes how interfaces have acted as a defining threshold between reader/writer and writing itself across several key techno-literary ... More


Stationeries

Vilém Flusser, Mark Poster, and Nancy Ann Roth

in Does Writing Have a Future?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670222
eISBN:
9781452947228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670222.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on stationery shops that sell writing materials and suggests that, after the decline of writing, they will also disappear from our environment in the face of the informatic ... More


Introduction

Vilém Flusser, Mark Poster, and Nancy Ann Roth

in Does Writing Have a Future?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670222
eISBN:
9781452947228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670222.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter reflects on writing and what is distinctive about it; what sets it apart from comparable gestures of the past and future such as painting or pressing on computer keys; whether there is ... More


Heidegger's Technologies One Size Fits All

John D. Caputo

in Heidegger's Technologies: Postphenomenological Perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823233762
eISBN:
9780823235261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823233762.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines Heidegger's essentially metaphysical view of technology and some of the inconsistencies in his use of and interpretation of his own technologies. It ... More


“Shadows of the Coming Race”

Patrick Brantlinger

in Taming Cannibals: Race and the Victorians

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450198
eISBN:
9780801462634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450198.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter surveys the rise of science fiction and the Victorians' response both to what evolution meant for the future and to new machines, especially new communications devices such as the ... More


The Technê Whim: Lin Yutang and the Invention of the Chinese Typewriter

R. John Williams

in The Buddha in the Machine: Art, Technology, and the Meeting of East and West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300194470
eISBN:
9780300206579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194470.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues for a reexamination of Chinese/American novelist Lin Yutang and his widely publicized efforts to invent and mass-produce an electric Chinese typewriter during the 1930s and 1940s. ... More


Touching Technologies

Ivan Raykoff

in Dreams of Love: Playing the Romantic Pianist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199892679
eISBN:
9780199369669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892679.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

In the nineteenth century the piano keyboard provided a familiar and practical model of a tactile language interface for inventors of some of the earliest telegraphs and typewriters. This chapter ... More


Science as heterotopia: the British Interplanetary Society before the Second World War

Charlotte Sleigh

in Scientific Governance in Britain, 1914-79

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719090981
eISBN:
9781526115133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090981.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines a little-known scientific organisation made up of scientific outsiders, the British Interplanetary Society. It is considered within the Foucauldian frame of the heterotopia, a ... More


Embodiment in Reading-Writing Technologies

Don Ihde

in Husserl's Missing Technologies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269600
eISBN:
9780823269648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269600.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

An analysis of technologies familiar to Husserl in his daily life with a postphenomenological emphasis upon embodiment and the differences between different technologies. Includes eyeglasses, ... More


Typewriters and Typists: Secretarial Agency at the <i>Fin de Siècle</i>

Lena Wånggren

in Gender, Technology and the New Woman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474416269
eISBN:
9781474434645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416269.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The second chapter examines the link between the New Woman and the typewriter, a technology which proved one of the most significant means for women to enter the offices at the Victorian fin de ... More


Modernizing Goods

David Arnold

in Everyday Technology: Machines and the Making of India's Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922027
eISBN:
9780226922034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922034.003.0019
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the technology transfer from the West to colonial India, and describes how and when everyday technologies or commodities came to India. It first discusses how sewing machines ... More


Technology, Race, and Gender

David Arnold

in Everyday Technology: Machines and the Making of India's Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922027
eISBN:
9780226922034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922034.003.0028
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the issues of how, by whom, and to whom small machines were sold, or by what other routes they encapsulated, transgressed, or transformed racial boundaries and gender divisions. ... More


To Touch

Vilém Flusser

in Into the Universe of Technical Images

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670208
eISBN:
9781452947235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670208.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the use of instruments called “keys” to grasp the mass of particles that are neither visible nor graspable nor comprehensible. There are two types of keys: the “productive” ... More


Indistinguishable from Magic: Invisible Interfaces and Digital Literature as Demystifier

Lori Emerson

in Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691258
eISBN:
9781452949482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691258.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter one is about digital writers’ challenge to the alleged invisibility of ubiquitous computing and multitouch in the early 21st century.


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