The word ‘technology’ simply refers to machinery and equipment developed for a specific purpose. Some tools of technology are complicated, like atom smashers and the space shuttle. Most aren’t, like hammers and potato peelers. Somehow, ‘technology’ became synonymous with ‘computer’, and computers are highly complex and mystical machines that only the most intelligent among us can operate, right? Wrong.

The tools we use to communicate and manage our lives aren’t restricted to an elite coven of über-nerds or business people.

Or, at least, they shouldn’t be.

—Dave Caolo: “Complexity is a necessary byproduct of the modern age.” – Wrong
(via Cameron Hunt)