Librarian of Alexandria


(Paraphrased) questions to ask of a new technology:

  • What is the problem to which this technology is the solution?
  • Whose problem is it?
  • What new problems might result from solving this problem?
  • Which people and institutions might be harmed by this solution?
  • How does the new technology change our language, and what are the implications of that?
  • What people and institutions gain economic or politcal power because of the technological change?

—Neil Postman