Made to Break: Technology and Obsolescence in America

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Made to Break is a history of twentieth-century technology as seen through the prism of obsolescence. Giles Slade explains how disposability was a necessary condition for America's rejection of tradition and our acceptance of change and impermanence. This book gives us a detailed and harrowing picture of how, by choosing to support ever-shorter product lives, we may well be shortening the future of our way of life as well.

Made to Break: Technology and Obsolescence in America 2007, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674025721

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