It goes without saying that there are technologies we would be better off without. But the badness rarely lies in the technology; it is almost always a matter of bad chemistry between the technology and the ambient culture.... Technology only highlights and underlines the text it is given.... |
To hate technology is in the end to hate humanity, to hate yourself, because technology is what human beings do.
from Machine Beauty: Elegance and the Heart of Technology
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From Machine Beauty: Elegance and the Heart of Technology, copyright © 1998 by David Gelernter. Published by Basic Books, a subsidiary of Perseus Books, L.L.C.