The Changing Spaces of Reading and Writing

Nailing Down Technology

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“Technology” is almost as broad of a term as “text,” however; in the context of ETEC540, it’s a little easier to nail down.  My new understanding of these two concepts is that they clearly have something fundamental in common.  They are clearly both SYSTEMS.  Examining them together has helped me see this significant overlap.  Could we have “text” without “technology?”  No, because text is a technology of communication.  Could we have “technology” without “text?”

1 comment

1 Marjorie del Mundo { 09.18.09 at 7:37 pm }

Ryan, those are great questions to think about and I do agree that they are both systems. I think in its most simplest form, especially at a level of initial innovation or creation, technology can exist without text but once some sort of dialogue starts on how to create or recreate a particular technology, then text/communication is involved.


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