Quote of the Day

“The internet is no more culpable for people ‘wasting’ time away than the television was, and the radio before that, and the electric light before that–on back through history marked by one invention or another. Technology does not change culture, as much as technology and culture impact, equally, on each other. As scientists, inventors, and historians have long known and remarked: the time is always ripe for the invention. In other words, the culture drives the invention, which drives the culture, which drives the invention and so on.”
–Shelley Powers, Burningbird, commenting on Doris Lessing’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech, in which Lessing laments our diminishing interest in books and reading, as quoted by Nick Carr.
(Via Rex Hammock)

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  1. Matthew says:

    A beautiful quote.

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