Technology is either destroying us or making us better…it’s hard to say
I’ve run across quite a few good technology related posts lately. Rather than trying to comment on them all individually, I decided just to gather them in one roundup. Here you go.
- Digitizd comments on The Feeling of Reading a Book.
There’s something, something I can’t explain, about the way a book feels to hold and read that no digital version can match.
- A new report suggests that cell phone use affects our brain, we just don’t know how.
A study published in tomorrow’s issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association confirms what researchers have long suspected: that long conversations on cellphones affect parts of your brain. Trouble is, not even the study’s authors, the National Institute of Health, know how the calls affect you.
- A Boston.com article discusses five new feelings produced by the internet.
There are some pretty specific feelings that can only happen in the Internet age, as a consequence of it. Or, at least, as a consequence of our angst about it, in the shadow of the self-obsession it facilitates, even encourages.
- A Slate.com article comments on why I Hate My iPad. And, here’s a follow-up article with some of the reader responses.
Now I just feel annoyed, having spent $600 on a device that hasn’t done anything to improve my life. A salad spinner would have been a better investment, and I don’t even eat that much salad.
- And, here’s a compilation of people talking about the internet before people really knew what the internet was.
Posted on February 24, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged distraction, iPad, John Piper, multitasking, reading, Science and Technology, Spiritual Formation, Technology. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.