Making the Perfect Record: From Inscription to Impression in Early Magnetic Recording

Textbook Hero

For more on the textbook hero, see Hounshell (1975, 1), who argues: “Most professional historians of technology recognize . . . textbook accounts as myths and discount their simplistic treatment of what is really a complex story of invention, development, and innovation. They wish the history of technology to be given more prominence in general textbooks, but first to be freed of old myths.”

(This note comments on the page titled, "Mystifying the Technical Particulars.")

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