Monday, June 8, 2020

Technology King Arthur

The last book I was able to sign out from Dewey Library before MIT shut down in March 2020 was THE NATURE of TECHNOLOGY - What It Is and How it Evolves, by W. Brian Arthur.  I love it.  I do not agree with everything in his theory of the structure and evolution of technology, but I do find his schemata useful and share his admiration of Charles Darwin's contributions to evolutionary theory.  Here is a lecture he gave on the origins and evolution of technology.