HPS202 Technological Systems

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History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
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HPS202 Tuesday, September 20, 2011 Technological Systems collection of elements that interact systematically to create and maintain a technology. if a component of the system is removed from system its characteristics change, other artifacts will alter characteristics accordingly. components of a tech system may be technical, social, material, political, economic, etc includes technical and organization elements systems complex and far reaching includes all things that have systematic relationship to technology everything that is controlled or created by system builders is part of the system Factory components factory building machines (spinning jenny, water frame...) canal system organizational structures worker anti-guild legislation Production in the 17th Century master artisans: high status position, clothiers not workmen, produce complete goods, both whole cloth and complete garments to be taken to market journeyman: trained and employed by master
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