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Hailed a a€œsignificant contributiona€ by The New York Times, David Noblea€™s book America by Design describes the factors that have shaped the history of scientific technology in the United States. Since the beginning, technology and industry have been undeniably intertwined, and Noble demonstrates how corporate capitalism has not only become the driving force behind the development of technology in this country but also how scientific researcha€”particularly within universitiesa€”has been dominated by the corporations who fund it, who go so far as to influence the education of the engineers that will one day create the technology to be used for capitalist gain. Noble reveals that technology, often thought to be an independent science, has always been a means to an end for the men pulling the strings of Corporate Americaa€”and it was these men that laid down the plans for the design of the modern nation today.Leon Alford, a€œReport of the Conference on Industrial Engineering, Schenectady, June 1925, a€ Journal of Engineering ... are Forcing the Engineer to Assume New Responsibilities, a€ Engineering News-Record, LXXX (January 1918), 208. Charlesanbsp;...

Author: David F Noble
Publisher:Knopf - 2013-01-23

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