Machine & The Worker



By: A. Barratt Brown
December 2014
Distributed by Coronet Books
ISBN: 9780851248387
215 Pages
$27.50 Paper original


Although the Machine and The Worker was published in 1934 when the author was Principal of Ruskin College, Oxford, its great strength is that is still provides a multidisciplinary framework in which to consider how to progress further the matters addressed. It shows the need to campaign for socially useful systems in an era of expotential technological change, when the gap between technology's potential and its reality becomes a yawning chasm...

This is indeed a tour de force and is written in a form that makes it not only accessible ut a delightful read. It should be widely read and discussed, not least in departments of engineering and design, as works of this kind are surely as important as mathematical or machine theory.