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11/4/10

Word of the Day: technorealist

Technically speaking...

technorealist n. a person who has a balanced and realistic view of technology.

Example Citation: "In response to these views, the dissidents wrote a manifesto calling for "techno-realism" and calling themselves techno-realists. This manifesto, instantly given it's own website at http://www.technorealism.org - rejects the 'louder voices at the extremes' in favor of a more balanced consensus, a 'fertile middle ground between techno-utopianism and neo-Luddism.'"
-Edward Rothstein, "A rather benign declaration on the internet is treated as a revolutionary manifesto." New York Times

Paul McFedries
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