302_Unit1_lec1 - Lecture April 16, 2008 Volti, Unit 1...

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Volti, Unit 1 information, chapters 1-3 The Nature of Technology Winners and Losers: The Differential Effects of Technological Change The Sources of Technological Change Lecture May 7, 2009
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Volti “thoughts” from Chapter 1 Technology is viewed in a favorable light by the public Supported more by faith rather than understanding. Dynamic and cumulative in its development. Many are “woefully ignorant” and “passive consumers.” Examples Lecture May 7, 2009
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Defining some terms Technology: “A system based on the application of knowledge, manifested in physical objects and organizational forms, for the attainment of specific goals.” (6) Technologist: A specialist in some area of technology, who uses scientific knowledge to solve problems Lecture May 7, 2009
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Defining some terms, cont. Technology System: “When a technology is seen as a combination of devices, skills, and organizational structures” (5) Essentially, numerous interconnected technologies Infrastructure / organization / planning Lecture May 7, 2009
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Technology System Req. “For an individual technology to operate
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302_Unit1_lec1 - Lecture April 16, 2008 Volti, Unit 1...

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