Technology Addiction

By Deane Barker on October 2, 2003

High-tech heroin: The Unabomber would be proud of this one. Part of me agrees with him. I can’t say I altogether disagreed with the boss that shut off email, either.

“…as we rush to embrace the latest and greatest gadgetry or high-tech service and satisfy our techno-craving, we become further dependent on these products and their manufacturers — so dependent that when something breaks, crashes, or is attacked, our ability to function is reduced or eliminated. Given these frequent technical and legal problems, I’m wondering if we’re as free and empowered as we’ve been led to believe.”