My Life in Binary, 2012.
A laptop, tablet, e-reader and smartphone belonging to one owner seems ridiculous, excessive and ethically unsound. I could justify it by saying that these artifacts are at least three years worth of tools before the next (sane) upgrade, that space and paper are being saved, that I use each one according to the needs of modern life and I could complain about how all of the above should be consolidated into one device that can do everything.
What has the affluent world come to when the above represents a bare minimum? Then to toggle from one device to the next, not really giving thought to the exploitation involved, which is conveniently overshadowed by the adulation and critique of technology’s divine creators.
I’m wondering what’s happening to my frontal lobes. I’m wondering what will be lost in our understanding of sensory touch as beautiful things like books become objects of yesteryear.
— From Melbourne, adjusting to my Kindle - both liberating and devastating.
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