controlled planting of crops.
science begins with general theory then moves to phenomena.
new enclosure laws in rural areas.
the widespread introduction of mechanical clocks from China.
a trained professional with computer skills.
a telephone answering machine.
kept summer homes in the country to avoid deadly smog.
nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.
|1. You must complete all three essays. These essays are worth 50 points each, so please take the time to think through your answers and review them before submitting.These essays should be a minimum of five paragraphs in length each. They should contain a clear thesis statement in the first paragraph (an answer to the question!). Make sure your explanation is clear and that you provide specific examples. Any quotes from the readings or external materials must include quotation marks and an in-text citation. Failure to identify quoted material could result in a 0 for the exam and a formal academic dishonesty charge.|
(TCOs 1 & 2) Landes argues that there were cultural differences between the East and Middle East and the West that affected the development and application of some technologies such as the clock. Did these differences also affect the way these cultures approached information technologies such as the printing press? Can you make a comparison with the different approaches taken by Eastern and Middle Eastern and Western cultures today and current information technologies? (Points : 50)
|2. (TCOs 4 & 8) Identify two authors from your readings and compare their views on the impact of technology on a culture. To what degree does each author see the technology affecting social change? Were there special interests involved in the decision making concerning the development and use of the technology? Provide specific examples. (Points : 50)|
|3. (TCOs 3 & 4) How have changes in communications technologies affected how we write and what we write? How do wikis and blogs compare to traditional forms such as textbooks and newspaper editorials? Please be specific. (Points : 50)|