Technology, or the making and using of artifacts, is a largely unthinking activity. It emerges (1) ... unattended to ideas and motives, while it produces and engages (2) ... unreflected-upon objects. We make dinner, sew clothes, build houses, and manufacture industrial products. We use tools, turn on appliances, answer telephones, drive cars, listen to radios, and watch televisions. In our technological society, all this happens mostly (3) ... habit - but even in less technologically framed cultures the context of making and using is not so different, (4) ... the kinds of making and using certainly are, and artifice itself is (5) ... prevalent. The need to think about technology is nevertheless increasingly manifest. Indeed, the inherent complexity and practical efficacy of modern technologies call (6) ... diverse kinds of thinking - scientific and technical, of course, but also economic, psychological, political, and so forth. Within (7) ... a spectrum of approaches and issues, (8) ... does it mean to think philosophically about technology? What basic stance and distinctions characterize such thinking?