Technology is (not)…

Technology is virtually never ‘inherently’ a panacea ensuring a utopian future and technology is virtually never ‘inherently’ a cancerous growth destroying all cultural traditions in its path. Nonetheless, with creativity, thoughtfulness and vigilance, communication technologies can often accentuate and recreate constructive cultural patterns, values and institutions.

Charles Soukup, (2006) Computer-mediated communication as a virtual third place: building Oldenburg’s great good places on the world wide web. New Media & Society 2006 8: 421

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