Computers, infrastructure, and recent obituaries

How is it that Steve Jobs can die and people mourn the man as if he were a family member, and Dennis Ritchie dies and there is hardly a blip on mainstream media?

I realize that many people spend more time with their iPhone than any family member or friend, but try living in our digital age without C programming, windows, or linux.


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About Nicholas

Associate Professor of Sociology, Environmental Studies, and Science and Technology Studies at Penn State, Nicholas mainly writes about understanding the scientific study of states and, thus, it is namely about state theory. Given his training in sociology and STS, he takes a decidedly STS-oriented approach to state theory and issues of governance.

1 thought on “Computers, infrastructure, and recent obituaries

  1. Archetypes defy origin, right? Still, I suppose if you want an answer to that question, then you’d better start asking soon because you’re running out of firsthand informants….


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