Technological Bugaboo

After listening to a podcast by Spider Robinson, I feel the need to correct some misapprehensions.

First: a wood-burning stove is not less an example of technology than an electric heater. Preferring the heater is not embracing ‘technology’, and preferring the stove is not rejecting it.

Second: Low technology does not have the relationship to high technology that low temperatures have to high temperatures. Low-tech is to high-tech as Low German is to High German.


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