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- 19 readers -
  • Marketing Technology Innovation Thrives In The Intersections

    … to the onboarding of new customers and ongoing customer retention campaigns. But this calls for new collaborations between the technologists configuring and operating these tools, the creative teams who know how to produce compelling programs in them, and the people who have responsibility for customer satisfaction and loyalty. Finance…

    Scott Brinker/ Marketing Land- 22 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- 32 readers -
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