Tim Harford – what we get wrong about technology

Tim Harford’s recent article, What We Get Wrong About Technology, (Financial Times version in cache; audio interview with Harford at FT Alphaville) is a great read and does what I think most articles about technology rarely do, which is provide a broader perspective on why some, often modest, cheap technologies are more influential for mankind than the cutting-edge tech that often is on the news. When I read most of the news about tech, the articles rarely have either enough room in the article or the reporter does not have the time to research the broader background behind the tech.