To the worm in horse radish, the whole world is horse radish, runs the old Yiddish proverb. The same might be said of Americans and popular culture. Since it’s all we know, it’s quite often invisible.
Unfortunately, …Read more
Technology is neither good nor bad, nor is it neutral. This is a lesson taught by Plato and repeated by Neil Postman. The French sociologist Jacques Ellul makes the same point and so does historian of science Melvin …Read more
Phubbing is phone-snubbing. It happens when someone pays attention to their mobile phone instead of the people in their immediate presence. Many of us are guilty! We’re also guilty of excusing our companions when they reach for …Read more
What does it profit a man if he gains 130,427 Twitter followers and loses his own soul? The best person to answer this question is Sammy Rhodes who, in his own words, became “irrepressibly and obsessively hooked” on Twitter.…Read more
Technology is not neutral—it wires our expectations. It enables our desires to be satisfied with ever increasing immediacy. The two-day delivery of Amazon Prime is not about to become passé. But like the other giant retailers Walmart …Read more