Technology’s Stories vol. 3, no. 3 – doi: 10.15763/JOU.TS.2015.9.1.02 PDF: Thompson_Techno-Histories in Mozambique A person (Figure 1) dressed in fatigues has his back to the camera (that is photographing the scene) and stands in a living room. The pictured subjects (five of whom are in the frame) appear to direct their attention towards another male…More Info
Technology’s Stories vol. 3, no. 3 – doi: 10.15763/JOU.TS.2015.9.1.03 PDF: Hart_Automobility On May 31, 1940, the President of the Accra Town Council (ATC) wrote to the Colonial Secretary, complaining that “pirate passenger lorries” were plying the roads between the Gold Coast’s capital, Accra, and the eastern suburb of Labadi. A heavily traveled route, the road…More Info
Technology’s Stories vol 3, no. 3 – doi:10.15763/JOU.TS.2015.9.1.04 PDF: Diener_Wards Apart Two continents, two hospitals Hospital A has problems. Exterior security is heavy with electronic technology meant to restrict access, but behind the doors the image of order fades. The night shift is so under-staffed that an off-duty EMT is recruited from the emergency department…More Info
Technology’s Stories vol. 3, no. 2 – doi: 10.15763/JOU.TS.2015.9.1.05 PDF: Gelzer_Speed is a Virtue In 1830 the Lancaster, Ohio school board observed with one voice that if God had meant “his creatures” to travel at the “frightful speed of 15 miles per hour He would have foretold it through His holy prophets.” Such speed was…More Info
Motorsports and Motoring Public at Full Song (1950 to 1965): Measuring Men, Creatively Destructive, or Stimulating Technology?
Technology’s Stories vol. 3, no. 2 – doi: 10.15763/JOU.TS.2015.9.1.06 PDF: Westin_Motorsports Watching a motorsport race live is a visceral, sensory experience. The smells are similar across racing categories and can be either accentuated at certain points on the track or mitigated depending on that day’s weather. When the contest begins, the atmosphere nearest the track…More Info
Technology’s Stories vol. 3, no. 2 – doi: 10.15763/JOU.TS.2015.9.1.07 PDF: Kreitzer_SpeedBugs Speed and Risk in American Entertainment  World War I flying ace and racecar driver, Eddie Rickenbacker told readers of the Altoona Tribune that the greatest accomplishment of the 1928 racing season “was the bringing back to America of the automobile speed supremacy of…More Info