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10 Words Technology Borrowed from Nature (article in Orion magazine)
by Sue Thomas
the first one listed.....
1. Ecosystem. The internet is often described as an ecosystem (or a sky, or a park, or a jungle), and many of its parts are named after the natural world. “Cyberspace,” says the technology historian Fred Turner, “is a frantic mingling of biological, digital, and frontier metaphors.”



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