Re: Products that Help Us Learn

Jamey McCabe (
Tue, 11 Oct 1994 15:25:37 -0500 (CDT)

Your correct about software IMHO. The fact that new software development
tools drive innovation in many new ways is a widely accepted truism.
There are many examples in the field of this but the one most obvious and
ready to hand is the spread of E-Mail and other tools for collaboration.
They've had and impact on thought far beyond what was expected at least
by me. Note how we're interacting right now.

I suppose that you could say that tools are just the embodiement of
ideas, but I think it goes beyond that. I picture the Apes in 2001
picking up a stick to use for a tool for the first time. Tools are a
means of leverage in both the physical and the mental realm.

Jamey McCabe -
Oak Park Illinois USA