Monday, November 06, 2006

A Poet on Technology

A 1987 essay by author, poet, and farmer Wendell Berry on "Why I am not going to buy a computer." The post also includes responses from readers, some of whom strongly disagree.

[One of my favorite novels is Berry's Jayber Crow, the story of a small-town barber. I know that sounds boring, but it is the examination of a quiet and decent man's extraordinary life; a tale beautifully written]

1 comment:

Michael Wade said...


My apologies for the late response but I wanted some time to think over your detailed post. Your concern that thinking is pushing out feeling may not be supported by the advertising industry which relies upon people buying on emotion and then rationalizing their decisions with thought. Another point: Emotion per se may be feeling but it also may be cruel and irrational. Thanks for posting your comments. I'm glad you are visiting Execupundit.