Musings about technology


Cycling in London on a Boris bike, the Lynskey Sportive at home (Melbourne) and a Velib in Paris. Too hot in Florida (and too busy attending InfoSec World 2018) and too cold (and too busy at the DNC and elsewhere) in Washington, DC (snowing!)

My preferred definitions of technology are those of Alan Kay and Danny Hillis. According to Kay, technology is “is anything that was invented after you were born.” Hillis goes a bit further and says, “Technology, is everything that doesn’t work yet.” Once something works reliably it becomes invisible: it’s no longer technology. Kevin Kelly covers all this much better at The Technium.

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