Monthly Archives: May 2011

Out of the Loop

I’ve been thinking about my feelings of being “out of the loop” after the class conversation a few days ago. Because there is so much information from so many sources, available in so many media, I have “opted out” of … Continue reading

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On Efficiency

If efficiency is what drives us – and drives the introduction of new technology into culture – it is worth asking why efficiency has become the most important goal. The inventions of the Industrial Revolution and Frederick Taylor’s organizational techniques … Continue reading

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Technological Trade-Off

According to Neil Postman, technological change is a trade-off.  Though he does acknowledge that when a new technology is admitted to a culture, the culture needs to have its eyes wide open, Postman doesn’t give any advice on how to … Continue reading

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