User unfriendly : consumer struggles with personal technologies, from clocks and sewing machines to cars and computers [E-Book] / Joseph J. Corn.
Corn, Joseph J.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011
1 online resource (295 pages) : illustrations
9781421401935 (e-book)
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Table of Contents:
  • Our marvelous and maddening machines
  • The advent of technology consumption
  • Buying an automobile
  • Running a car
  • Tools, tinkering, and trouble
  • Reading the owner's manual
  • Computers and the tyranny of technology consumption
  • The technology treadmill
  • Acknowledgments.