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  • Fascinating. Who would have thought that such an old technology term would still be so relevant today? Well, it's old with regards to the internet/computer revolution, anyway.

    October 23, 2007

  • Steady at number 2 is Social Shaping, although not a new term by any means it crops up a lot in papers and grant applications at the moment. In short the term can be linked back to MacKenzie and Wajcman's 1985 publication 'The Social Shaping of Technology' where they state that the characteristics of a society play a major part in deciding which technologies are adopted.

    October 22, 2007