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We should introduce categorizations based on different criteria, e.g. "Material which the technology acts upon", "Principle of working", "Functional: human sensory modality concerned with the technology", etc.

(we need some way to cover for example, both the technology of television and the content of television, which are greatly different topics with the same name)

How about a "Mass Media" category? It would also cover radio, printing press, etc.


What is the difference between technology and engineering?


Am I correct in thinking this page places too much emphasis on recent or conspicuous technologoy? Wouldn't the lever, pully, and wheel be considered vital advances in technology? If not, how long do you imagine it will be before the pump and microchip are considered trivial? Why not include irrigation, literacy, geometry, etc.? --KQ