ERIC Number: ED259352
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Clarifying Technology: Its Language and Use.
Luchsinger, Vince; Luchsinger, M. Lou
From the earliest of times, humans have been working to improve their world. Myths and misunderstandings have arisen from the rapid pace and increasing impact of technology on people's lives. This technology may be material, consisting of tangible implements, or nonmaterial, consisting of both knowledge processed and methods that help humans perform better. Other classifications of technology are high technology, usually characterized by significant science or engineering content, or low technology, which tends to have lesser unit cost and more human involvement. Technological awareness and understanding constitute an area where communication plays a vital role. The most important issue of all is to make a conscious decision on how to view technology, to recognize its existence in all eras of history, and to assimilate it with society's value structure. (DF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Ramsey, Richard Davis, Ed. Professional Communication in the Modern World: Proceedings of the American Business Communication Association Southeast Convention (31st, Hammond, LA, April 5-7, 1984). p285-292.