February 20, 2019
It’s a hot day on the savannah, and our hero Jon picks up the tool that he uses to hunt and cut his food, and marches across the plain to complete the next big task of the day—survival. Even though Jon lived 2.5 million years before basic writing was developed, the tools he’s invented are the difference between eating or starving. Jon is one smart Ape, and he wasn’t even doing it for likes or followers. Of course, big Jon’s tool is not technology as you might think about it, but it is technology in the truest sense. In fact the term technology comes from the Greek words; techne and logos. Techne meaning skill, craft, or the way, or means by which a skill is gained. Logos meaning the utterance by which inward thought is expressed. Technology literally means a method that is learned then shared. Jon, the handsome Hominidae, didn’t just solve a puzzle, he worked out a solution and then passed that on to the others in his lineage.