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The relevance of electronic technology in a person’s life is dependent upon age. If teenagers were asked what technology meant in their social group the majority would probably resonate replies of cell phones, computers, gaming consoles; electronic, wireless book readers, GPS and other handheld media and the social, instant access that’s implied. The vast majority of young to middle-aged adults may think of technology as a better means to keep in touch…most of the upper ages in this group can imagine life without a cell phone or home computer and traveling with a paper map. Undoubtedly, it is impossible to ignore technology. In-your-face examples are smattered everywhere the eye turns. Commercialization of personal devices has evolved to epic proportions. Outpourings of technology ads are on billboards, seen flashing on webpages, TV commercials display logos to “like” them on Facebook and “follow” them on Twitter. YouTube with user-content videos and popular online movie rental sites allow for endless viewing of video-recorded media. The overlooked aspect of technology is its function and subsequent consequences on society as a whole.
To most, the words technology and computer conjure thoughts of the above-mentioned devices. However, Webster’s 1936 Dictionary defines technology and computer as industrial-applied sciences and a person who computes numbers, respectively. (It is important to keep in mind America’s demeanor at the time this definition was printed. She was in the middle of the Great Depression and her people knew what it meant to not receive what was needed, let alone receive something instantly. A 1930s person had to be practical even to survive.) Both words have been used for centuries but their original, implied definitions have been usurped by today’s inference of technology as personal, electronic gadgetry and the data it transfers.…...

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