Great Minds Lecture: Technology’s ‘Also-Rans’

September 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Great Minds Lecture: Technology’s ‘Also-Rans’

The 2019-2020 Great Minds Lecture series begins September 17th at 7 pm when Cazenovia College Associate Professor Scott Jensen discusses Technology’s ‘Also-Rans’ .

In the Wild West of emerging technologies, there are always more competing solutions than the marketplace can support. Some of these technologies, such as the Linn Tractor, looked like winners for a while only to swiftly disappear when a more practical competitor was introduced. Other technologies like RCA sound cartridges and Kodak disc film came and went so fast they’re hardly remembered. This lecture will look at seven of these also-ran technologies showing how they approached the problem they were designed to solve, and with the advantage of hindsight, how they were doomed to fail.

All lectures begin at 7 p.m. with ample time for questions and conversation following each lecture.

The Great Minds/Great Ideas Library Lecture Series is made possible through the generous support of Patricia Stacy Healey, class of 1962, and Helen Stacy.

For more information visit Cazenovia College’s website.