I have been pondering the definition of technology for the last few days but have yet to find a suitable definition which is probably the focus of this exercise. However, I do feel that in looking up it’s definition in dictionaries and through wikipedia, I feel that technology no matter how it is represented, as a whole evolves over time. As a result, technology whether it be classified as skills based, technique, approach, beneficial to humans, etc. is dependent on the current environment. However, as noted by Postman, “a new technology does not add or subtract anything. It changes everything.” This is perhaps a defining characteristic of what technology is and how it is represented and/or defined.
Postman, N. (1992). Technopoly: The surrender of culture to technology. New York, NY. New York.