A New Medievalism
The problem with cutting-edge information technology is that it is not cutting-edge at all - it is basically medieval. The problem with that, in turn, is that it will produce a medieval society. If you think that this is good, you really don't know much about the middle ages.
We live in a technological world - without it nearly 90 percent of the population would starve to death within a few weeks. Yet the History of Technology has failed us because it remains just history. It cannot really capture the real reasons that engineers and artisans - makers - actually make things. Without a new Makers' History of the technical world, we have no future.
All portions of this document not noted otherwise are Copyright © 2014 by David M. MacMillan and Rollande Krandall.
Circuitous Root is a Registered Trademark of David M. MacMillan and Rollande Krandall.
This work is licensed under the Creative Commons "Attribution - ShareAlike" license. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ for its terms.
Presented originally by Circuitous Root®
Select Resolution: 0 [other resolutions temporarily disabled due to lack of disk space]