Saturday, May 15, 2021

Yes They Will

. . .  What had been a tool under my own control was morphing into a medium under the control of others. The computer screen was becoming, as all mass media tend to become, an environment, a surrounding, an enclosure, at worst a cage. It seemed clear that those who controlled the omnipresent screen would, if given their way, control culture as well.

- Nicholas Carr, "Silicon Valley Days," in UTOPIA IS CREEPY and Other Provocations

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