The hidden history of technology

The Shock Of The Old: Technology In Global History Since 1900, by David Edgerton, Profile Books, €27.90.

27th January, 2007

The Shock Of The Old: Technology In Global History Since 1900, by David Edgerton, Profile Books, €27.90.

When we think of technology, we tend to think in terms of the latest, greatest developments in computers or electronics. But in its literal sense, the word doesn’t just refer to the newest developments - some of the most significant examples of technology are ages old and, in many cases, these older technologies have had a greater effect on...

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