068: Tech Epochs (I)

Season Two Apr 12, 2021

This is from Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:

Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.”



I've been thinking about this framework.


A visual rendition:




What falls into each category?
Agree / Disagree?

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Here is Part II:

069: Tech Epochs (II)
Two frameworks for technology cycles and change.

Update!
Here's what readers said:

071: Reader Mailbag (VII)
Reactions to the “Tech Epochs” series.



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