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What do Herbert Marcuse and Mark Zuckerberg have in common?
What do Herbert Marcuse and Mark Zuckerberg have in common?

To celebrate National Engineers Week -- of course you knew Feb. 17-23 is National Engineers Week, right? -- MIT Press interviews Matthew Wisnioski, author of their book "Engineers for Change: Competing Visions of Technology in 1960s America." Inside of the characteristic picture of buttoned-up 1960s guys in horn-rimmed glasses, there were engineers as moved by the social agenda of the age as anyone else. This minority was for civil rights and against the Vietnam War. "The radical minority spurred the professional elite to promote a new understanding of technology as a rapidly accelerating force that our institutions are ill-equipped to handle. The negative consequences...

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