‘Technology and Technoism’ Archive

Before Generalizing about American Culture, Travel a Bit April 1, 2015 No Comments

David Bosworth, author of the new The Demise of Virtue in Virtual America:  The Moral Origins of the Great Recession, writes about the effect of constant cyberspace and television on the American character.  But is there anything distinctly American about this? I am, at this moment, in Ethiopia, in a country that in the 1970s […]

C.S. Lewis and the World of Modern Technology January 22, 2015 No Comments

C.S. Lewis, in his important apologetic work The Problem of Pain, tried to envision an alternative pain-free universe [Chapter 2]: The permanent nature of wood which enables us to use it as a beam also enables us to use it for hitting our neighbour on the head. . . . We can, perhaps, conceive of […]

Marc Andreessen: For Most of Us, It Will Get Worse October 29, 2012 No Comments

Jesus said, “The master replied,`I say to you that everyone who has will be given more, but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away”.”  [Luke 19:26, Common English Version] Jesus was, given His other sayings, not talking about the economic world He desired, but on the one hand of […]

San Jose Mercury News: Tech Group’s Poll Suggests Candidates Should ‘Friend’ Voters February 13, 2010 1 Comment

I’m not surprised on the least.  They already “friend” anyone who gives them more than $100 – more than that, if you do that, they will structure a whole social life for you.  If I was lonely and single, that would be nice…. In Response To: Tech Group’s Poll Suggests Candidates Should ‘Friend’ Voters by […]

Aesthetics and “Property Values” Even Dethrone Technology December 20, 2009 No Comments

Aesthetics and “property values” even dethrone technology, one of the American gods! Related: LA Times: Court says cities have the right to bar telecommunications towers