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Why Technology Needs to Be About People, Not "Shiny Gadgets"

Rodrigo Mejia

Red Burns, the late founder of New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program--known as the "godmother of Silicon Alley"—thought of technology not as a passing consumer craze, but as a tool for connecting and empowering people. "She knew that technology was a means to an end—and that the end was people," writes Margaret Stewart for Wired. She argues that people need to redress their approach to tech, to not simply see it as "thing" to own, but as a means to learn and create.

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