Reading Response #4 (Optional)

Due Monday, August 8 before class, 10:10am (OPTIONAL).  Please submit your response online before 10:10am on Monday. The writer’s checklist clarifies the expectations surrounding written work assignments.

Iterations of both Babbage’s and Berners-Lee’s inventions undergo a period of “dormancy” before being serendipitously rediscovered/reimagined and developed into functional systems that are widely used.  How would Heilbroner explain this fact, and do you find this argument convincing?  Explain why/why not, and offer your own explanation if you do not agree with Heilbroner.

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