Technological Disasters: The De-Havilland Comet
From the Paper:
“By examining the jet aircraft industry, but in particular the British jet aircraft industry after the accidents, we are able to gain insight into what people’s conceptions were, and why certain events unfolded as they did. With any technological disaster, trust in the product is often lost very quickly, and various actions are often taken to try and restore this trust. By examining these actions we can better understand how many people felt about the technology after the disasters.
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Lastly, not all technological disasters have purely negative connotations. Much can be learned from technological accidents that eventually lead to important improvements in the technology. By examining one major technological failure and its various effects we can gain a better understanding of how we are affected by technology as well as how our views towards the technology may be altered.”