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Postscript
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One new technology alters the structure of economies, and changes in fundamental ways the day-to-day life of whole societies. The name of this new technology is sufficient to evoke the spirit of the historical era it has helped to create. Another new technology, no less technically exciting, has little or no effect, finds narrow and specific applications, if any, and remains invisible to all except professional engineers and the mechanically minded. What is the difference between them?