Introduction to New Media - technology http://machines.kfitz.info.51-2007/taxonomy/term/200/0 en Technology and Human beings http://machines.kfitz.info.51-2007/node/273 <p>This <a target="_new" href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18152668/from/ET/">article</a> is very interesting. Written in the wake of the VTech incident, the writer cautions us against rushing to to either blame or promote technology overly much (video games or better technological methods of communicating).</p> <p>To quote - "As a culture, we are very bad at thinking about technology. We look to it either as something to fear or as a panacea for the flaws of the human condition. Technology is neither. It is merely an extension of our own wills and capabilities."</p> <p>I think this relates back to our readings about how we view computers and technology in context with ourselves and our interactions with it. He warns against projecting fears on to technology and reminds us that we are the sentient beings and responsible for our use of technology.</p> <p><a href="http://machines.kfitz.info.51-2007/node/273">read more</a></p> http://machines.kfitz.info.51-2007/node/273#comments technology VT Mon, 07 May 2007 18:56:12 +0000 clarityandlight 273 at http://machines.kfitz.info.51-2007