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Spring 1993

Volume 8, Issue 4


Nowadays most of the music we hear is created electronically. It’s a modern development, but even before the days of radio, pioneers were at work in the field.

When a B-52 reaches the end of its useful life, the Air Force can’t just dump it at the local junkyard. Instead it uses the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center in Arizona.

At the dawn of the century, electric interurban trains looked like a sure-fire transportation revolution. But they were doomed from the start.

When Samuel Morse unveiled his telegraph in 1844, very little about it was new. His genius lay in artfully combining elements that had been anticipated by others.

Do hidden moral choices affect the technologies we invent and choose to live with? John M. Staudenmaier has spent a career asking such questions. 


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