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The Worst Dictionary Definition Ever? The OED On Technology

After Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic in 1927, a company called Seaboard Air Line Railroad attracted an unusual amount of attention from investors who thought it was in the aviation business. A turning point in the appreciation of technology as a socio-cultural phenomenon is marked by Samuel Butler’s Erewhon (1872), written under the influence of the Industrial Revolution, and Darwin’s On the origin of species. Try to tell this to the champions of technology who predicted the paperless office and who now predict the networked world. Technology is used to build theaters, it is used to create video games, to develop musical systems and so much more. The design process, the structured process leading toward that goal, forms the core of the practice of technology. You should be aware that you risk prosecution – either a fine or a jail sentence – along with attendance of loss of business …