Management and organizational historians should be working much more collaboratively with historians of technology. The two scholarly communities have much in common as well as much to learn from one another. Org historians can check out some of the ideas, work, and reflections of historians of technology at the really wonderful Technology’s Stories blog. The blog describes is mission as follows:
We engage readers with the usable past—stories that help us make sense of contemporary technological challenges and aspirations. Technology’s Stories is a place for thinkers to share new insights on the integration of technology with our environments and our social, political, and economic lives.
Pat Denaul, over at The Exchange just added a nice post about the blog. Org historians may be particularly interested in a thoughtful post of the use of varieties of counterfactual reasoning by John K. Brown.