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HSS 205 - History of Technology

2. Explore Your Topic

After thoroughly examining your assignment, now it's time to look for some initial background research on your topic.  Try a search on your topic in the following database to learn more.

Analyze Your Topic

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Who worked on inventing the technology. Was it an individual or were there several people or groups involved? 


What was the first form of the technology? How did it continue to evolve into its present day form?


When was the technology first developed? What years are the milestones in further development of the technology?


Where was your technology developed? Was it developed in one country or in multiple countries? If it was developed in more than one country, what were the differences?


Why was this technology developed? What problems did it solve? Did it create other problems or challenges? How did it change society?