Quotes of the week
Posted May 29, 2010 17:50 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata
Parent article: Quotes of the week
It's breaking rule #1 of technology "You cannot solve a social problem with technology"
I can't find any validity in this rule. The only way it's true is if you make it a truism by defining a social problem as one with only a social solution.
Technology can probably help to solve just about any social problem, and has almost completely solved myriad social problems.
A bank vault is a technological solution to a social problem. So is encrypted telephone calls.
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