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Silicon Valley’s Miracle Tech Was Supposed To Make The World A Better Place. What Happened?

These magical machines were supposed to provide a solution to the economic and political problems of the late twentieth century, a way to transcend and break free of the confining aspects of postwar capitalism. This was a feint, a way of imagining a miracle fix to tensions and conflicts that had no easy resolution. Computers, Margaret O’Mara suggests, have long been metaphors as much as machines. – The New Republic
Tags: Art, Ideas, Silicon Valley, 09.27.19, Margaret O'Mara

Democratic Runner-Ups Can Still Make History

Bill Radke speaks with University of Washington historian Margaret O'Mara about how Bernie Sanders' campaign reminds her of Henry Wallace, Franklin D. Roosevelt's vice president who lost to Harry Truman in the 1948 Democratic primary.
Tags: Harry Truman, Bernie Sanders, University of Washington, Bill Radke, Margaret O Mara, Henry Wallace Franklin D Roosevelt