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Inventing an Information Society

INFO 2921

Spring. 3 credits.



Approved for humanities distribution.



Ronald Kline.



Explores the history of information technology from the 1830s to the present by considering the technical and social history of telecommunications, the electric-power industry, radio, television, computers, and the Internet. Emphasis is on the changing relationship between science and technology, the economic aspects of innovation, gender and technology, and other social relations of this technology. 

Also crosslisted as ECE 2980, AMST 2980, HIST 2920, INFO 2921, STS 2921.