Technology is a collection of techniques. Technology has affected society and its surroundings in a number of ways. In many societies, technology has helped develop more advanced economies and has allowed the rise of a leisure class.
This web site is mainly about the Computer Software Technology. Before electronic computers became commercially available, the term "computer", in use from the mid 17th century, literally meant "one who computes": a person performing mathematical calculations. Teams of people were frequently used to undertake long and often tedious calculations; the work was divided so that this could be done in parallel.
More and more tasks are handled electronically. Messages are now sent by email instead of through the postal system. Research journals are now written on the computer instead of in a library building and research papers are now copied and filed electronically instead of photocopied and tucked into a filing cabinet.