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        From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg - John Naughton
        Call Number: TK5105.875.I57 N38 2014x
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        Publication Date: 2014-01-07

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        Routledge Handbook of Science, Technology and Society - Daniel Lee Kleinman (Editor); Kelly Moore (Editor)
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        ISBN: 9780415531528
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        ISBN: 9780801885785
        Publication Date: 2007-02-02

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        Publication Date: 1985-04-01

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        Primary Sources

        Primary sources can help you discover what was written about a technology as it was introduced or accepted.

        • Patents give a description of how a technology works and possibly how it improved previous technologies.
        • Newspapers, magazines, and editorials from the time a technology was introduced can give important information.  Technologies that were controversial, had a lot of government involvement, involved major court cases, or made big impacts right away would be more likely to make it to the news when they were introduced.
        • If the technology caused problems, legislative documents can show debates and laws that were passed in response to those problems.
        • Advertisements from the time a technology was introduced may compare the new technology to previous technologies. Advertisements might also give you an idea of how the technology was marketed toward a particular ethnic group or gender.

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