History 408  History of American Science and Technology

Reading Worksheet

 

Telephone

Smith Chapter 7

 

Date:                                                    Name:

1. What¡¯s new and striking to you in this chapter?

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Why were women preferred as telephone operators but paid less than men, according to the primary documents and the Green essay?

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. What was Watson¡¯s mindset when he worked on the telephone, according to Ronell?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. In what and how many ways was the telephone truly a ¡°network,¡± according to Latour? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Do you find the readings helpful? Questions and comments?  Any relevant news item or website?