This new knowledge economy will rely heavily on knowledge workers. ...the most striking growth will be in “knowledge technologists:” computer technicians, software designers, analysts in clinical labs, manufacturing technologists, paralegals. ...They are not, as a rule, much better paid than traditional skilled workers, but they see themselves as “professionals.” Just as unskilled manual workers in manufacturing were the dominant social and political force in the 20th century, knowledge technologists are likely to become the dominant social -and perhaps also political -force over the next decades.
We come from geek culture, we come from the free software movement, we have a lot of technologists involved. If we had done the same sort of comparison on poets or artists, I think that we would not have fared nearly as well.jimmy wales
Economists and technologists bring the "bits", but it requires the social scientists and humanists to bring the "wits."kenneth boulding
The general systems movement has taken up the task of helping scientists unravel complexity, technologists to master it, and others to learn to live with it.