What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly

"Instead of expressing the work of genes, technology expresses ideas. Yet ideas never stand alone. They come woven in a web of auxiliary ideas, consequential notions, supporting concepts, foundational assumptions, side effects, and logical consequences and a cascade of subsequent possibilities. Ideas fly in flocks. To hold one idea in mind means to hold cloud of them."
"Technium: a coined word to designate the greater, global, massively interconnected system of technology."
"If a thousand lines of letters in UNIX qualifies as a technology, then a thousand lines of letters in English must qualify as well. Both can change our behavior, alter the course of events, or enable future inventions."
"For centuries, scholars called the making of things "craft", and the expression of inventiveness "art"."


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