Want to Fix the Tech Industry? Start With the Humanities.

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Georgia Tech School of History and Sociology Chair Eric Schatzberg wrote “Want to Fix the Tech Industry? Start With the Humanities" in Washington Post, June 10.


Steve Jobs once proclaimed that “technology alone is not enough.” Creating a better world, he repeatedly stressed, requires focus on people as well as technology, on the humanities as well as the sciences.

Jobs was right. But why? Because technology is about people as much as things. As a human endeavor, technology belongs as much to the humanities and social sciences as to the natural sciences. Technologies arise only when people consciously transform the material world for human ends. Without the humans who create, maintain and use technologies, they would not exist.

The School of History and Sociology is a unit of Georgia Tech's Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

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