The Rise and Fall of American Technology

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
ACKNOWLEDGMENTSix
PREFACE1
INTRODUCTION3
CHAPTER 1. THE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CYCLE7
CHAPTER 2. THE WINNOWING OF TECHNOLOGIES THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT CYCLE19
CHAPTER 3. THE PACE OF TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT31
CHAPTER 4. THE TECHNOLOGY PLAYERS43
CHAPTER 5. THE FINANCES OF TECHNOLOGY57
CHAPTER 6. THE RISE OF TECHNOLOGY IN AMERICA67
CHAPTER 7. INVENTIONS OF THE RISE75
1879—Electric Light Bulb75
1886—Dishwasher75
1900—Brownie Camera76
1903—Airplane77
1904—Alkaline Storage Battery77
1904—Vacuum tube78
1906—Gyrocompass78
1907—Electric Washing Machine79
1908—Interchangeable Parts in Mass Production80
1913—Assembly Line81
1913—Electric Refrigerator81
1913—Thermal Cracking Process82
1917—Food Quick Freezing83
CHAPTER 8. TECHNOLOGY’S GOLDEN AGE85

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