General Discussion

  • J. Langrish
  • M. Gibbons
  • W. G. Evans
  • F. R. Jevons


This book is about one of the outstanding features of the age in which we live: technological innovation. Progress in technology is one of the mainsprings of modern societies. Since the nineteenth century its effects have been obvious even to the most casual observers. In the twentieth century has come increasing awareness at government level of its importance for the wellbeing of nations; there has been no lack of exhortation from officials in high places about the central importance of technological innovation for industrial efficiency and economic growth. As Peck has put it, ‘one persistent theme expounded by Britain’s post-war leaders is that technology can be its major resource — the twentieth-century equivalent of nineteenth-century coal’.1


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  • J. Langrish
  • M. Gibbons
  • W. G. Evans
  • F. R. Jevons

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