Rising Tide, Ebbing Fortune: Technology and Change
by Dario J. Toncich
Publisher: Chrystobel Engineering 1996
In this book, we examine the basic threads that form a complex mesh in which business and industry, in the developed world, must function. The basic threads are historical, political and technological but there are numerous other threads.
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