Wednesday, May 26, 2021

When the Push Button Was New, People Were Freaked via JSTOR Daily

The doorbell. The intercom. The elevator. Once upon a time, beginning in the late nineteenth century, pushing the button that activated such devices was a strange new experience. The electric push button, the now mundane-seeming interface between human and machine, was originally a spark for wonder, anxiety, and social transformation.

Read When the Push Button Was New, People Were Freaked via JSTOR Daily


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