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/tɛkˈnɒləʤi/ (n.)

An innovation or recently-contrived contraption about which thought-leaders make grandiose claims, but which does not yet work. Bad technology.

It is a paradoxical feature of modern life that there is no such thing as “good” technology. Technology that is good is not “technology”. It is furniture.

Only technology that breaks down, does not come up to brief, disappoints, creates more work than it solves or harbours a coven of rent-extracting parasites (yes, software as a service, we are looking at you) — that is to say, bad technology — is ever actually called “technology”.

Hence a paradox:

Technology == Bad Technology

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