Machine Age

The Machine Age is a term associated mostly with the early 20th century, sometimes also including the late 19th century. An approximate dating would be about 1880 to 1945. Considered to be at a peak in the time between the first and second world wars, it forms a late part of the Industrial Age. By the mid to late 1940s, the atom bomb, the first computers, and the transistor came into being, beginning the contemporary era of high technology and thus ending the intellectual model of the machine age founded in the mechanical and heralding a new more complex model of high-technology.
Posts about Machine Age
  • Holiday reads: The books on top execs’ nightstands

    … a belief that much of the real innovation with how technology can transform what we do is being done within the public sector, I’m hopeful that this book might start to unpack why that is true and what we can learn and apply in other sectors. The most important books of 2014 for me were “The Second Machine Age” and “Big Data”. Both were profoundly…

    Chris Smith/ Digiday- 11 readers -
  • Marketing Technology Innovation Thrives In The Intersections

    … Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, authors of The New York Times bestseller The Second Machine Age, argue that combinatorial innovation is one of the best reasons to be optimistic about the future. Every time something new is invented, we don’t just gain the benefit of that new invention. We also gain a new set of possibilities for applying…

    Scott Brinker/ Marketing Land- 20 readers -
  • 7 videos from the inaugural MarTech of August 2014

    … of the first day of the conference, describing why marketing technologists are sexier than data scientists and how we’ve reached a tipping point in this new profession: Erik Brynjolfsson’s keynote on The Second Machine Age Erik Brynjolfsson, co-author of The New York Times bestseller The Second Machine Age (read my review), delivers the truly “big…

    Scott Brinker/ Chief Marketing Technologistin YouTube- 16 readers -
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