Wait until next year

Putting off what could be done tomorrow, today

Tag: Apple

The camera lies

Boy holding camera

A few recent scenarios for you. All happened. All involved technology. All were kind of annoying, or at least eye-opening. In each case I couldn’t quite figure out how much I should blame the technology, and how much I should blame the person. Or indeed, how much I should blame myself for a particular worldview. Read the rest of this entry »

I remember when this was all fields

Computer-generated images of man on phone, talking, at desk

Jonathan Franzen is telling us what he thinks is wrong with the modern world. Rebecca Solnit sees the changes to our world post-internet as profound and troubling. These are two recent examples of the personal essay as a wail against life today, particularly life with technology, the internet, etc. Both these articles, at least to some extent, look back to supposedly halcyon days and see technology etc as the destroyers of an idyllic past.
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