interviews about tool use
A dialogue is more than the sum of what its participants say.
Pursell argues that tools and the technology they combine to create have meaning we can discover by analyzing their influence.
The dialogue that is necessary to alter the way we use tools is or is not a clue to our skills, values and organizational dictates? To what extent do the technologies we can access shape our identity?
Answer the above questions.
Technology as a means of shaping and predicting social organization - unless myths get in the way.
Pacey insists that there is an inherent link among materials, social responses to their manufacture and use, and the cultural imagination of those civilizations who accept technical changes that relates to power, prestige and dominance. Guns, weaving and printing brought an end to Medieval world of prestige based on land, chivalry, and feudalism.