Tech is a Tool, Part 2

      Technology acts as a force multiplier. A lot of physical tools use leverage to provide a mechanical advantage, one kind of force multiplier. I often think of tech like that. For example, the computer lets me dictate or type faster than I can hand-write, and then it helps me distribute that message wider than one copy can go. So I’m not generally afraid of new technology, but I don’t automatically love it because it’s new, either. Is it useful to me? Does it help me do something I couldn’t?   Make it easier, or faster, or more efficient? Sometimes we get caught up in the rush to get the shiny new gadget that we forget to ask if it actually helps.

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