Suspicious Technologies

As someone who is somewhat familiar with computer terms and development processes, while reading the first paragraph in Anna Everett’s article I was taken back by her near assumption that software engineers had settled upon the terms “master” and “slave” because of existing human relationships. For her to think about this every time her computer[…]

Progress: Local Politics or Global Politics?

In Andrew Lakoff’s book there are several contradicting references to politics and progress. As pharmaceutical companies continue to create a market in which they can be profitable, in Argentina they face the obstacle of either standardizing the industry by convincing psychoanalyst that their drugs will allow for better analysis or by cutting them out completely.[…]