I created the image in Figure 1 using ClipArt. I thought it spoke to the variations we see in technology. Even though the term “technology” is very broad and speaks to using knowledge and tools for a practical purpose (Oxford English Dictionary, 2011; Wikipedia, 2011), the first things that popped up when I put the term into the ClipArt search were images of computers, the internet and circuits. My image creation is meant to remind us that the term is very broad and can include a variety of tools and items.
Oxford English Dictionary (2011). Technology, n. Retrieved from http://www.oed.com.ezproxy.library.ubc.ca/view/Entry/198469?redirectedFrom=technology#eid
Wikipedia (2011). Technology. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technology