Just finished Kevin Kelly’s latest book, What Technology Wants, and learned two new words/phrases.
Skeuonym – an expression left over from an older technology, no longer used. Examples include, “rewinding the tape,” “dialing the phone, “filming a movie,” or “cranking the engine.”
Anti-civilization Collapsitarian – folks like the Unabomber who view technology with suspicion and fear that mass adoption is the beginning of the end and seek to hasten the collapse of society built up around the worship of technology.
The book was thought-provoking and I’m sure I’ll be referring it to again and again. My full review here on Good Reads.