Warning: mysql_numrows(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home/kidsnetau/encyclopedia_content.txt on line 11

Encyclopedia > Kranzberg's Laws of Technology

  Article Content

Kranzberg's Laws of Technology

Melvin Kranzberg's 6 Laws of Technology state:

1st - Technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral.
2nd - Invention is the mother of necessity.
3rd - Technology comes in packages, big and small.
4th - Although technology might be a prime element in many public issues, nontechnical factors take precedence in technology-policy decisions.
5th - All history is relevant, but the history of technology is the most relevant.
6th - Technology is a very human activity, and so is the history of technology.


  • Kranzberg, Melvin. "Technology and History: 'Kranzberg's Laws.'" Technology and Culture 27 (1986): 544-560.
  • Kranzberg, M (1997) "Overview: Technology and History: Kranzberg's Laws", in Reynolds, TS and Cutcliffe, SH (Eds) Technology and the West: A Historical Anthology from Technology & Culture, University of Chicago Press.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Physical chemistry

... chemistry Physical chemistry is a science field in the crossover between chemistry and physics. Chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics and quantu ...