|History of Technology|
Technology is the study of tools in the context of their production and uses in producing outcomes and means to other ends.
|Lesson: One, Two , Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen, Final|
The first week was a pretest, and introductions:
All that we are and all that we hope we can be is intimately related to the technology we utilize.
Tools as texts that can be read.
fire, domestication, art, artisans:
When all the instruments and devices of importance in technology originated in China, India and Persia (Iran) why do these words appear in 17th century Europe for implements that are much older?
The appearance of the word tool in the English language.
tool Old English tol "instrument, implement used by a craftsman or laborer, weapon,"
Proto-Germanic *to(w)lam "implement" (cognates: Old Norse tol),
from a verb stem represented by Old English tawian "prepare" (from taw); to make or do, "to prepare" (leather), from Old English tawian "prepare, make ready, make; cultivate,"
The ending is the instrumental suffix -el (as in handle(n.)).
Figurative sense of "person used by another for his own ends" is recorded from 1660s.
Slang meaning "male sexual organ; the penis" first recorded 1550s.
|Pursell | Pacey | Postman | Head | Eberhart | Snow | Kaku|
|History of Technology||M-W-F||12:00 pm - 12:50 pm||