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Are we better off with the internet?

March 24, 2014

Wondering Fair

There was this funny YouTube video last week.  Somebody posted it on Facebook.  Or tweeted it.  Or something like that.  It was very clever and witty and it got all kinds of likes and shares and diggs and re-tweets. It was one of many potentially entertaining diversions in the middle of a busy day.  I laughed and moved on.  I would link to the video so you could see for yourself, but I think I saw it over half a week ago, so it’s already ancient news.  You’re already way behind.

global village

A few months ago, I listened to a recording of the 2011 Laing Lectures at Regent College.  The speaker was University of Montana philosopher Albert Borgmann who has written extensively about the philosophy of technology.  One theme stood out to me.  It was brought up during a question period after one of his lectures.  I don’t even remember…

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