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Beniger, 1986[edit]

The term technology is intended not in the narrow sense of practical or applied science but in the more general sense of any intentional extension of a natural process ... Technology may therefore be considered as roughly equivalent to that which can be done, excluding only those capabilities that occur naturally in living systems.

Beniger J.R., The control revolution: Technological and economic origins of the information society. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1986:8-9