‘Technology’ Is the Most Useless Word in the English Language

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Eric Schatzberg, professor and chair in the School of History and Sociology, was mentioned in the article "‘Technology’ Is the Most Useless Word in the English Language," published April 9, 2021 in Bloomberg.

The article, which discusses the meaning – or lack thereof – in the use of the word "technology" in commercial applications today. Schatzberg's contributions to studying the term and its history are used as supporting material.

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The meaning wasn’t always so expansive. Until the 1930s, in line with its ancient Greek etymology, it applied primarily to the study of the technical arts, according to the historian Eric Schatzberg. Hence the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was founded in 1861 to study and teach applied science and engineering rather than to study and teach “technology.”

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