Assignment 9 – Looking Forward, Looking Back

Campbell-Kelly and Graham-Cumming look back at a machine that, while acknowledging it “never was,” they find nonetheless to be transformative. Reinhold, by contrast, looks forward and paints a future based on “videotext” and “teletext” systems that no longer exist. What do these accounts tell us about attempts to locate causes in the past or–predict the future–of “technology revolutions?”

Due: 4/7, 5:00 PM. Submit answer on bSpace assignment page.

For questions about the length or style of the essay, review the assignment guidelines.
  • answer the questions (a page or less)
  • provide citations (page numbers are fine if you’re referencing an assigned reading)
  • proofread your answer