David Noble

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

David Franklin NobleName: David Franklin Noble

Born: July 22, 1945, in New York City, USA

Death: December 27, 2010 (Age: 65)

Computer-related contributions

  • Historian, Author and former professor of Social and Political Thought at York University.
  • Critical historian of technology, science, and education.
  • Known for his work on the social history of automation.

Significant publications

  • Beyond the Promised Land: The Movement and the Myth (Provocations) (2005).
  • The Religion of Technology; The Divinity of Man and the Spirit of Invention (1997).
  • Progress Without People; New Technology, Unemployment, and the Message of Resistance (1995).
  • Forces of Production: A Social History of Industrial Automation (1984).
  • America by Design: Science, Technology, and the Rise of Corporate Capitalism (1977).