9 rules for identifying good technology

This is a great set of rules to assess technology against (from Stephen Downes):

  1. Good technology is always available
  2. Good technology is always on
  3. Good technology is always connected
  4. Good technology is standardized
  5. Good technology is simple
  6. Good technology doesn’t require parts
  7. Good technology is personalized
  8. Good technology is modular
  9. Good technology does what you want it to do