There are two truths in today's technological environment – a smaller truth and a larger truth. The smaller truth is that newer technologies offer capabilities not found in older technologies. The larger truth is that certain principles of technology remain inviolate regardless of the age of the technology. When we throw away older technology, we discard the lessons learned with the older technologies. The new technologies then have to continually reinvent the wheel.

What are some of the truths that every generation of technologists must learn?

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