Re: Have We Entered a Post-Literate Technological Age?

Subject: Re: Have We Entered a Post-Literate Technological Age?
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 07:24:37 -0700

Nothing has changed.

The first portable timepiece was built in the 1600's, the pocket watch followed
in the 1700's and by the 1800's watches had become sufficiently affordable to be
common. Do you think the average watch owner of any of those periods could have
explained how the mechanisms inside their watches kept time?

The earliest instance of something commonly used that could not be explained
technologically or scientifically by its average user was probably fire.

Gene Kim-Eng


----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Ng" <kjng -at- gprotechnologies -dot- com>
> When it comes to day to day communication about technology, for perfectly
> functional adults, people can use technology but find it hard to talk or
> describe how they use it. Most don't even know the program they use. As a
> person who writes and instructs about technology, this makes an interesting
> read.

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