Last week Brian left us with the intriguing “the 80/20 stuff isn’t what I think really matters in the chapter”, so we will begin this week with this prompt about what does then matter from the chapter.
- We often forget that technological inventions are made within a society that has particular values. How does this context get embedded into the technology and shape the way it is used?
- Does technique drive technology or does technology develop technique?
- Are there limits to what we define as technology?
- We’re used to the idea of the internet being characterised as a democratic, open, non-hierarchical technology and space: is Galloway arguing something that fundamentally challenges this?
- Galloway notes that the future is already here but not uniformly distributed (paraphrasing William Gibson). How does this apply to a network like the internet?
Great questions, Buckley’s of getting through them in the 50 minutes.