Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Technology Is Making Us Dumber and Meaner

February 2019 Bar Bulletin

By Larry Johnson

Name any high-tech toy or computer tool, and I probably bought it as an early adopter. My first experience of tech wonder came when word processors replaced typewriters, and spreadsheets were simply awe-inspiring magic. Then along came the power of databases, and I saw how easy they were to create.

I marveled at how creating information and easily disseminating it made communication faster and more efficient. More work could be done in less time, with less drudgery. The Information Age had arrived. Happy day!

It was only recently that I darkly suspected the contrary: that this digital world could also produce tools for...

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