1. It is neither appropriate nor productive to compare so-called “Information and Communications Technology (ICT)” to the machines of the industrial age or to traditional crafts. We must make the distinction between technique, technology, and technoscience.
2. ICT is technoscience. They not only transform nature and things but also language, including musical language. Given the mental and socially constituted function of diverse human language, we must conceptually make the distinction between music and techno music and between people and techno people.
3. Techno music creates new musical instruments, instrumentalists, stages, and musical performances in the network. Techno music has taken the music out of its scenographic sancta sanctorum (squares, theaters, concert halls, vinyl record players, etc.).
4. But the main innovation is (techno)linguistics and therefore systemic. Musical techno language is designed by companies and programmers. It is then used by composers and played by hybrid people/technological entities on the diverse musical stages of the telematic networks (digital cave).