Are there any attested texts where a Roman comments on some new technology? The modern world sees a constant flux of them, but technological advancement was slower in antiquity and I do not recall ever seeing a mention in Roman literature about new tools or ways to process materials. The arrival of the iron age in Italy is prehistoric, but there must have been some advances — or perhaps observations of technologies of other cultures.
If there are several such mentions, what would you consider most significant, regarding either literary value or the impact of the technology itself?
Note that I am not looking for descriptions of technology (as one might find in Vitruvius, I imagine), but reactions to new technologies. This could be like praising how the new tablet makes it so easy to speak with relatives or complaining that the youth no longer appreciate good old stone tools.