Stone Age Technology

New Yorker article on the confusion of “technical innovation” with “technology” – technology being the useful stuff, the stuff we use, independent of how old it is. [via Rivets again]

Reminds me of an essay I wrote some time ago about the myth of technology de-skilling the workplace, where I used the example of a cave-dweller shaping a flint with which to hunt. (Need to check if I have an electronic copy ?)

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