Where Stuff Comes From: How Toasters, Toilets, Cars, Computers and Many Other Things Come To Be As They Are
Molotch takes us on a fascinating exploration into the worlds of technology, design, corporate and popular culture. We now see how corporations, designers, retailers, advertisers, and other middle-men influence what a thing can be and how it is made. We see the way goods link into ordinary life as well as vast systems of consumption, economic and political operation. The book is a meditation into the meaning of the stuff in our lives and what that stuff says about us.
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Another unexpected treat. I picked this up in the library on the assumption that it was a Henry Petroski type book about the history of everyday objects or suchlike; the publishers certainly have ... Read full review
Where stuff comes from: how toasters, toilets, cars, computers, and many others things come to be as they areUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
The complicated, dynamic relationships between inventor, society, corporation, regulator, shopkeeper, community, family and customer is terrifically laid out by UC Santa Barbara and New York ... Read full review