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.
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  • Holiday reads: The books on top execs’ nightstands

    … important for me as I was writing my own book around the future of our relationship with technology.” — Dave Coplin, chief envisioning officer, Microsoft U.K. “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman “It explains how our implicit, intuitive System 1 brain processes run riot over our lazy but rational System 2 mode of reasoning for most of our…

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  • 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

    … powerful inspiration of innovation: Fireside chat with Dharmesh Shah, co-founder & CTO of HubSpot Dharmesh Shah, the engineer and entrepreneur behind inbound marketing, shares the creation story of HubSpot and his perspective on the evolution of marketing and marketing technology: CxO Talk “live” with Michael Krigsman, Vala Afshar, and guests…

    Scott Brinker/ Chief Marketing Technologistin YouTube- 25 readers -
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