Speed of change LO11883

William J. Hobler, Jr (bhobler@worldnet.att.net)
Mon, 13 Jan 1997 20:27:39 -0500

Replying to LO11797 --

In commenting about technological change Tony wrote,

>How can technology change by itself? How can technology change independent
>of the people who create build, maintain, and use the technology?

Technology is changed, usually, by small groups of people and usually away
from the mainstream of civilization. We are using one of the fastest
changing technological evolutions in history the Internet. Yet it is to
relatively few companies that real change can be attributed and to a small
minority of our civilization that either can or does use it.

I think that the great majority of our world's people are stunned by many
technologies. The developments must seem to be made at light speed to
them. There are whole societies that reject our modern world -- perhaps
they have a better view of what its all about.


"William J. Hobler, Jr" <bhobler@worldnet.att.net>

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