What is Technology?

The Art of Knowing and Doing
The study of technology concerns what things are made and how things are made. Technology, from the Greek science of (practical) arts, has both a material and an immaterial aspect.

Technology = Hardware + Software + "Orgware"

Hardware: Manufactured objects (artifacts)
Software:  Knowledge required to design, manufacture, and use technology hardware
"Orgware":  Institutional settings and rules for the generation of technological knowledge and for the use of technologies

Technology's most important characteristic: Continuos Change


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Last edited: 22 July 2013

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