Monday, September 01, 2008

Technology Irritations

Writer Jonathan Franzen’s entertaining account of new technologies and the implications for society can be found in “I Just Called to Say I Love You,” Technology Review 111 (September/October 2008): 88-95, also available at

His essay starts out: “One of the great irritations of modern technology is that when some new development has made my life palpably worse and is continuing to find new and different ways to bedevil it, I'm still allowed to complain for only a year or two before the peddlers of coolness start telling me to get over it already Grampaw--this is just the way life is now.”

No comments: