Fisher (2006) examined discourse and rhetoric about educational transformation and observed a tendency for some discourse to be framed in technological determinist
language that ascribed to technology the power to inevitably cause positive change in schools.
However, Bauer and Gaskell (2002b) argue that such a technological determinist
view is limited because it fails to account for the complex set of interrelated processes that shape technological development in the public sphere.
Are these the thoughts of a pessimistic technological determinist
Guilio Douhet, an Italian modernist and technological determinist
, was an early and vocal advocate of the idea that bombing would shorten wars.
Gunkel intelligently perceives that unstated technological determinist
assumptions undergird discussions of the digital divide, assumptions that should be challenged by theories of social construction and volunteerism alongside historical evidence of the reception and adoption of new technologies.
As a technological determinist
, he tells readers that his book "...
Benkler is no technological determinist
. He argues that new forms of production can grow beyond their elite and eccentric ghettos, but that they need our help.
Using technological determinist
arguments to paint nuclear energy opponents as hysterical Luddites is tired and ill-thought out from the standpoint of helping promote nuclear power strategies.
Borgmann is not a technological determinist
and his works always include a reformist agenda.
While Sonnentag dismisses a simple technological determinist
position, her account contains a residual determinism: we need to `specify the conditions and situations in which network technologies have a specific effect' (Sonnentag, 2000, p.
A technological determinist
perspective recognizes that the physical, social, and inter-relational helping environments should serve as the active consideration and operative criterion for judging the costs and benefits associated with each piece of hypertechnology as it reflects the international assemblage.