History 408  History of American Science and Technology

Reading Worksheet

 

Computers and Internet

Smith, 471-519

 

Date:                                                                                                   Name:                         

1. What’s new and striking to you in the readings on this topic?

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Who was the Unabomber Ted Kaszynski mentioned on p. 471 (you may need to do some web research on this)?

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. How did the meaning of computer and electronics change from the Vietnam War era to the age of the Internet?

 

 

 

 

 

4. What did Donna Haraway mean when she said that “we are cyborg”?

 

 

 

 

 

5. Have computers and the internet have brought you “liberation” or “control”?

 

 

 

 

 

6. Do you find the readings helpful? Questions and comments?  Any relevant news item or website to share with the class?