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Today’s greatest threat to tradition.
Device for ‘programming’ everything.
What has given rise to powerful nerds.
Obliterator of time-honored plodding.
Inevitable, insidious triumphs of
Facilitator for storing, filing and
Ever improving means for accessing and
utilizing the ‘unseen’.
What is linking the past with the future to
produce a dynamic ‘now’.
Fomenter of anarchy encouraged by the ease
of ‘filling buckets with lard’.
- Perhaps the ‘real world’ is slowly
being abandoned by ‘heads’ stalking through ‘fields of
- Perhaps ‘progress’ should not be
‘measured’ by problems solved but accomplishments savored.
- Perhaps in the dark realms of ‘cyber
space’ you can witness the clash of autonomy with intrepid
- Perhaps emerging generations are
becoming habituated to short bytes which generate short
- Perhaps expectation so dominates minds
entranced with what is ‘popping up’ next that ‘screen
junkies’ experience lives of restless frustration … they
- Perhaps we ignore the irony of gaining
control over many facets of our lives while relinquishing
our autonomy to outside influences; perhaps informed
decision-making is becoming muddled.
- Perhaps instant access to information
presents responsibilities and accountabilities which demand
action; perhaps unprecedented global integration is slowly
eradicating boundaries; perhaps zealous xenophobia which
fosters ignorance and diatribes will disappear … forever.
- Perhaps speedy transport has
undermined people’s appreciation of architecture, gardens
and neighbors’ accomplishments; perhaps the computer,
similarly, has been compelling users to skim through data
and images rapidly; perhaps ‘edifying substance’ and
inspiration are foolishly ignored.
- Perhaps today’s intelligentsia are
elated with their sense of omniscience engendered by
extraordinary facility with data; perhaps they smugly ignore
what makes them unique: Abilities to reflect, appreciate
beauty and experience joy; perhaps arrogance will always
compel egos to depend on themselves for answers; perhaps
they will tragically never find Purpose.
- Perhaps engaging tactile skills in the
past allowed for planning and reflection … progress slowly
measured and appreciated; perhaps dismissing this experience
for the sake of expediency risks the loss of opportunities
for community congeniality, self-satisfaction and developing
disciplines: Perspective, flexibility, perseverance … to
name a few.
ON COMPUTER by EDWIN
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