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5.0 out of 5 stars Technology is not your friend
Why is it that any step forward seems to be followed by three steps back ?
This guy knows, he also knows why:

* Bigger roads lead to more traffic jams

* New "cheaper" technique for gallbladder operations actually increased
the expenditures (more operations performed).

* Introduction of PC's in the office did not...
Published on 28 Jun 1997

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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book, but it fell short of the goal
While Tenner presents a large number of cases that fall under the umbrella of his subject, he does not spend enough time examining lessons; what, beyond the obvious, was learned from each situation. I would rather have had been exposed to fewer incidents, and read more about what has (or has not) been done to keep these sorts of situations from reoccuring. On the...
Published on 4 Nov 1996


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1.0 out of 5 stars Not 'Why Things Bite Back' but "How things Bite Back', 4 Aug 1998
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This review is from: Why Things Bite Back (Hardcover)
This is an interesting catalog of the how of technological unintended consequences but is lacking in the why. If all you need is more evidence of well-intentioned planners making errors in judgment read this book or your daily newspaper. If you are looking for insight into why man's plans 'oft gang agley' look elswhere. I enjoyed skimming this book but at the end I was disappointed. More meat less monday quarterback.
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