John Sheridan – Lincoln, Lee and ICT: Lessons from the Civil War

Slides for John’s talk

The Civil War saw a large range of technology deployed in anger for the first time: the telegraph, the railway, the machine gun, rifled weapons, observation balloons, Minie balls, repeating rifles, submarines and photography. Yet, 150 years later, managing technology still causes us problems. This presentation will use examples from the Civil War to provide lessons that we can use today.

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