So the next time someone says technology is just a tool, I’d encourage you to probe more about what that means because too often it’s a way of downplaying the significant potential and shift of emerging technologies.
via techlearning.com (post by Saskatchewan educator – & thinker, Dean Shareski)
A good, thoughtful post by Shareski, it recalls McLuhan’s famous aphorisms:
“The medim is the message” and “We shape pur tools, and afterwards, our tools shape us”. Yes, technology is a tool, it helps us to do certain tasks, yet it is more as well.
(this is an older post – just getting around to it now! – original from May 2011)