Since World War I, the Natuurkundig Laboratorium has been a crucial center of industrial research for Philips, one of the worldas largest electronics companies. In this study, Marc J. de Vries demonstrates how the history of the laboratory can help us understand important changes in the production and uses of technology in the twentieth century. Breaking their study into three periods, each characterized by different research goals and approaches, the authors augment this general history with detailed case studies. The result will be of value to anyone studying the history and philosophy of technology.Lab. was apparently not aware of the problems that could occur if the product was to be put into pro- duction (in that connection Ottens ... Schematic diagram of a VLP playback unit (from 188 80 years of research at the philips natuurkundig lab.
|Title||:||80 Years of Research at the Philips Natuurkundig Laboratorium (1914-1994)|
|Author||:||Marc de Vries|
|Publisher||:||Amsterdam University Press - 2005|