Return of tribalism: the hand axe is back
March 8, 2011 § Leave a comment
By Callum Smith: https://sites.google.com/site/callumsmithwebsitecopywriting/
For over a million years the hand axe remained unchanged as our primary tool.
The hand axe determined our food, clothing, habitat, and basically our interpretation of the world.
With the advent of speech, consequently, the hand axe disappeared from use.
Now, with the advent of wireless technology, hand-held communication devices appear to be controlling where we go, with whom we associate, and again our interpretation of the world.
The chopper was a big hand axe designed to handle larger projects than what its smaller predecessor could. The chopper, however, was not portable because it did not fit into 1 hand.
Hand axes fit into 1 hand, and were therefore mobile.
As our communication evolves, so should we because as Marshal McLuhan said,
We shape our tools and then our tools shape us.1