Human System & Tool System

Question: Can you talk a little about the human system vs. the tool system and their coevolution?
Answer: The human and tool systems dichotomy stems out of looking at this augmentation idea. What really augments our human capability is usually a mix of things of our technology base as well as what we can for lack of a better term call the human system...
Notes: None.

Keywords: Human system, tool system, augmentation, from hunter gatherer to agriculture, digital technology, plow, automation, coevolution, business cycle,
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.au 11.127 khz 16 bits mono with µLaw 2;1 compression.

Originally recorded on an Apple Macintosh PowerBook using a SONY ECM-T145 condenser microphone and Adobe Premiere audio/video editing software. The original recording was saved as a QuickTime file at 22 mhz, 16 bits with no compression.
Due to Doug's characteristically low voice it was then imported into a Premiere project where the volume was raised in the project timeline three times (no filter) and saved as a QuickTime movie.
The document was then finally imported into Apple's QuickTime Player and exported as .au at 11.127 khz, 16 bits mono with µLaw 2;1 compression resulting in the version playing here.

Recorded: Session 2. 7/25/2000. Interviewed at Dr. Engelbarts residence in Atherton, California, late in the evening by Frode Hegland @.


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