Archive for Day: July 9, 2019

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5 Definitions (Cartoon And Clip)

When the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) revised its definition of technology in 2009, it produced one of the worst dictionary definitions ever for a fundamental scholarly term. This results from the presence of a clear path from the problem to the solution through specifying the initial problem, defining a reference goal and alternatives to accommodate uncertainty, identifying functional approaches to transition from the initial problem to the solution, assessing the adequacy of existing technology, and supporting technology development only in those areas where technology is inadequate.

A systematic planning process should provide the framework for identification of technology development needs. Concomitantly, international joint ventures (IJVs) have been put forward as vehicles for change in the belief that contractors in developing countries can position themselves to receive technology from their developed counterparts. This ensures that after graduation they will be able to use the technology in a work setting, which may …