Every time someone talk about new technologies, there are people arguing the similarities between the ancient and the new: for instance, people say that pencil and paper are technologies equivalents to digital-pen; the historical context is different and that's all. Even those who work with digital technologies frequently consider their own work basically similar to the analogical technology. At this point the question is not about the meaning of technology but rather about the meaning of the 'new'. On the other hand, I personally feel the importance to question the meaning and usage of 'technique' and 'technology'. This critical inquiry possibly evolves political issues fundamental for the future of humankind. To go further within, I believe that Heidegger's theory is essential to put the right questions. One may say that technology is the process of turning land into world and flesh into body. There are two Heidegger's essays (I am afraid I just have translations), which are conferences he made on the 60's on these issues. These are not easy readings and I guess if someone in the group could go further within the Heidegger's meaning of technology.