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    Efficiency and Authority in the 'Open Versus Closed' Transformer Controversy.Sungook Hong - 1995 - Annals of Science 52 (1):49-76.
    In the 1880s, there had existed a series of controversies between the proponents of open and closed transformers. James Swinburne reopened it in 1889 when he designed a new type of open ‘Hedgehog’ transformer, and argued that it had the highest all-day efficiency. Three years later, John Ambrose Fleming showed that the Hedgehog was not the best but rather close to the worst. The bitter controversy between Swinburne and Fleming ended quickly, as Fleming made the unstable AC power measurement stable (...)
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  2. Marconi's Error: The First Transatlantic Wireless Telegraphy in 1901.Sungook Hong - 2005 - Social Research: An International Quarterly 72 (1):1-18.
     
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    Styles and Credit in Early Radio Engineering: Fleming and Marconi on the First Transatlantic Wireless Telegraphy.Sungook Hong - 1996 - Annals of Science 53 (5):431-465.
    This paper aims to reconstruct the history of the first transatlantic wireless telegraphy on the basis of J. A. Fleming's unpublished notebooks and other manuscript sources. It will be shown that the progress of the experiment, in which power engineering was first combined with wireless telegraphy, was neither smooth nor automatic, and various kinds of difficulties or ‘resistances’ that Fleming and Marconi encountered during the course of the experiments in the laboratory and in the field at Poldhu will be emphasized. (...)
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    Man and Machine in the 1960s.Sungook Hong - 2004 - Techne 7 (3):50-78.
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    Man and Machine in the 1960s.Sungook Hong - 2004 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 7 (3):50-78.
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    Letters to the Editor.Leland Anderson, Sungook Hong, Gennady Gorelik & Helge Kragh - 1996 - Isis 87 (2):128-130.
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    Letters to the Editor.Leland Anderson, Sungook Hong, Gennady Gorelik & Helge Kragh - 1996 - Isis 87 (1):128-130.
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    Kristen Haring. Ham Radio's Technical Culture. Xvii + 224 Pp., Illus., Index. Cambridge, Mass./London: MIT Press, 2006. $27.95. [REVIEW]Sungook Hong - 2009 - Isis 100 (3):683-684.
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    Unfaithful Offspring? Technologies and Their Trajectories.Sungook Hong - 1998 - Perspectives on Science 6 (3):259-287.
    : Several recent studies in science and technology studies (STS), and in the history of science and technology, have highlighted the stochastic and uncontrollable nature of technological trajectory. In this paper I will examine three technologies--the Triode, the numerically controlled (NC) machine tool, and the Internet--each of which reflects a different aspect of technological uncertainty. I will argue that the Triode's seemingly unpredictable evolution is partly caused by limitations in our present historical knowledge about it. The NC machine's mysteriously unpredictable (...)
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    Walter E. Grunden. Secret Weapons and World War II: Japan in the Shadow of Big Science. Xi + 335 Pp., Illus., Bibl., Index. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2005. [REVIEW]Sungook Hong - 2007 - Isis 98 (1):193-194.
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