The technology world has many problems: sexism, homophobia and/or heterosexism, classism, ageism, trolls, and more – often reflecting the imperfections of broader society. One of the more pernicious problems is our denigration of the non-technical. Yes, science and technology are important, and computing in particular is important – but it is not everything. Science and technology are nothing without public understanding and engagement – a computer does nothing without an operator.
Posted: Aug 28, 2012