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teknologireglering 29 januari 2008 Mathias Klang <email@example.com> George Orwell. Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)
In America I had arranged with a gramophonefirm to make some of my music. Thissuggested the idea that I should composesomething whose length should bedetermined by the capacity of the record. Igor Stravinsky (1925)
Being digital liberates us from one format tyranny. Our habits lockus in.
"Our gadgets have eliminated the needto remember such things anymore." Foer Joshua
…you give your disciples not truth, but only the semblance of truth; theywill be hearers of many things and will have learned nothing; they willappear to be omniscient and will generally know nothing; they will betiresome company, having the show of wisdom without the reality. Plato – The Phaedrus (ca 370 bc)
Douglas AdamsAnything that is in the world when you’reborn is normal and ordinary and is just anatural part of the way the world works. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.
"Out of this anarchy…what was governingthe infinite monkeysnow inputting away onthe Internet was thelaw of digitalDarwinism, the survivalof the loudest and mostopinionated.”Andrew Keen: Cult of the amateur(2007)
“My fear is that thesetechnologies areinfantilising the brain intothe state of small childrenwho are attracted bybuzzing noises and brightlights, who have a smallattention span and wholive for the moment.”Prof. Susan Greenfield
It is absurd to talk of one animal beinghigher than another…we consider those,where the intellectual faculties mostdeveloped as the highest. – A beedoubtless would [use] … instincts as acriteria. Charles Darwin
Are those of us who remember the analogueage fortunate orunfortunate?
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