greenorelse wrote:Wandering off-topic, do we have any other technophobes here who eschew the 'benefits' of electronic gadgetry (barring the computer of course...if we are allowed one advanced technology, it has to be that)?
Not a technophobe as such, because I love science, but I worry that it is possible to become over dependent on things that are really fripperies.
We all managed for years without mobile 'phones and yet they are now "essential," which must make the manufacturers and service providers feel so good about themselves. My Dear Wife bought me one on the basis that I "needed" it. It was hardly ever on and even I couldn't remember the number. One of the children accidently trod on it last week. I tried to look upset.
The internet is also a wonderful thing, but I’d go so far to say that rather than broadening horizons and informing the World at Large, the internet is in considerable danger of making many of us more blinkered and ignorant.
The reason for this is simple: “truth” – which has always been a relative quantity in many respects – is now measured in terms of Google ranking, which is frankly bizarre. Who ever goes beyond page 4 of their search results? I know I don't.