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Holmes, WN 2003 , 'Revising the Principles of Technorealism' , Computer, vol. 36, no. 11 , 128, 126-127 , doi: 10.1109/MC.2003.1160065.

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The technorealism movement ( "seek[s] to expand the fertile middle ground between techno-utopianism and neo-Luddism" and their "goal is neither to champion nor dismiss technology, but rather to understand it and apply it in a manner more consistent with basic human values." Towards this goal they lay down eight principles. Unfortunately these principles are all questionable and this essay questions them and argues that theyt are flawed if not completely wrong in some cases.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Holmes, WN
Keywords: technology, the Internet, cyberspace, education, intellectual property, radio spectrum, global citizenship
Journal or Publication Title: Computer
ISSN: 0018-9162
DOI / ID Number: 10.1109/MC.2003.1160065
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