lessons from Asia
"The countries of Asia vary
widely in their social and economic characteristics,
their recent histories, the different technology policies
they have pursued, the different periods during which
they embarked on industrialization, and the technology
spectrum that was then available."
The social shaping of
"This essay... will also show how dynamic the whole
issue of 'social shaping' is, and how a clearer
understanding of the meaning can be gained by adding a
third factor to the equation: that of consumption.
Throughout the account, illustration of various points
will be provided through the use of examples taken from
home computing technology."
Shaping of Information
"The first part of the chapter introduces the idea of
the social shaping of technology (SST) showing the
origins of the social shaping perspective in studies
which showed how a range of social and economic, as well
as narrowly 'technical' factors, patterned the
development and use of technologies."