Think doing your taxes is annoying? Imagine trying it without a computer, a calculator… or even the Arabic numeral system.
Before WWII, American businesses began embracing “creative waste”—the idea that throwing things away and buying new ones could fuel a strong economy.
Middle-class American manhood changed in the mid-twentieth century. And the new ideal of masculine consumption was captured by men’s magazines.
In the early part of the twentieth century, most middle-class American homes had at least one servant. Then the "servant problem" arose.
Automation is a bit of a Rorschach test for anyone interested in workers’ rights. In the 1940s, the mechanization of cotton farming changed the US economy.
Is the shopping mall a thing of the past? A look at how the suburbs helped to create the mall--and what is now killing those same shopping centers.
A hand-painted show card evokes a certain nostalgia and humanity that machine-made signs can never arouse: It suggests honesty.
What role will technology companies—and tech CEOS—play in Donald Trump's White House?
In the 1920s car ads began changing. Specialists began to craft auto manufacturer's images solely to please their customers.
How did the QWERTY keyboard became the gold standard? The answer is probably not what you'd think. Welcome to the economic concept of "path dependence."