The First Cyborg Horror Story: “The Steam Arm” Ballad of 1834-35

In 18th and 19th century England, the ballad — sung in the street, in pleasure gardens, in taverns, or in private house parties — functioned as pure entertainment for the masses. But it was also a vehicle for news and for an expression of popular sentiment. Widespread discontent, whether with new technologies or… » 7/05/11 2:30pm 7/05/11 2:30pm