Our Own Devices: The Past and Future of Body Technology


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From the author of "Why Things Bite Back"--which introduced readers to the revenge antics of technology--comes a revealing look at how the artifacts people create in turn help to re-create them. With wit and authority, Tenner reveals the profound impact on human beings of the most ubiquitous and unassuming innovations.

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Jul 17, 2008

The ambiguity of "progress"

Interesting exploration of how technology and the human body affect each other. Notes that some excellent inventions have had unexpectedly bad consequences. Recounts the history of baby bottles, shoes, chairs, musical and typewriting keyboards, eyeglasses, and helmets, among other things. The writing is often careless but mostly acceptable.

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