If you took away technology
Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Kentucky. He also is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the nation’s only academic center dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators, and was a co-creator of the wildly popular video series, Did You Know? (Shift Happens). He has received numerous national awards for his technology leadership work, including recognitions from the cable industry, Phi Delta Kappa, and the National School Boards Association. In Spring 2011 he was a Visiting Canterbury Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Dr. McLeod blogs regularly about technology leadership issues at Dangerously Irrelevant and Mind Dump, and occasionally at The Huffington Post. He can be reached at scottmcleod.net.
If you took away technology from the primary sector (raw goods) of our economy agriculture, mining, forestry, farming, fishing, quarrying the work of most employees in most locations would shut down immediately. The sector would be at a standstill.\n\n
If you took away technology from the secondary sector (finished goods) of our economy automobiles, textiles, chemicals, engineering, aerospace, energy, breweries, construction, shipbuilding the work of most employees in most locations would shut down immediately. The sector would be at a standstill.\n\n
If you took away technology from the tertiary sector (service industry) of our economy retail and wholesale sales, transportation and distribution, entertainment, restaurants, clerical services, media, tourism, insurance, banking, health care, law the work of most employees in most locations would shut down immediately. The sector would be at a standstill.\n\n
If you took away technology from the quaternary sector (intellectual activities) of our economy government, culture, libraries, scientific research, information technology the work of most employees in most locations would shut down immediately. The sector would be at a standstill.\n\n
If you took away technology from K-12 or postsecondary educators, who are part of the quaternary sector, the work of most employees in most locations (i.e., teachers and professors) would remain fairly unaffected. Although there would be a few hiccups or inconveniences, the core work of core employees teaching could proceed, business as usual.\n\n
The only industries that I can think of that would remain similarly unaffected are the custodial and residential construction industries folks with mops and hammers.\n
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