Ron Eglash, Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 

"Technophilia has been routinely pathologized in the science and technology studies
literature. It is variously framed as a type of dangerous psychological deviance, a form of
spiritual deficit, and a source of social destruction. This essay seeks to reframe technophilia
as a way of life no more pathological than homosexuality, atheism, or other traditionally
disparaged identities, and to note how its oppositional forms—much like gay activism or
atheist humanism—can be as politically helpful and ethically grounded as any other
progressive social movement." 

[PDF HERE immediately downloads ] -- from Social Epistemology Vol. 23, No. 1, January–March 2009, pp. 79–86